LTE devices in Smart network doubles, data usage triples

LTE devices in Smart network doubles, data usage triples

Smart Communications has reported an increasing adoption of LTE or 4G services that resulted a 102% increase in the total number of LTE devices while the data traffic was up 204%.

The statement only translates that the number of LTE devices latched on the Smart network has doubled, while LTE data traffic has tripled as of end of 2017, compared to a year before. Smart said it had recorded notable increase in LTE data traffic in Cebu province and Davao del Sur, where it grew by 75% between December 2016 and December 2017. PLDT and Smart have already completed its 3G and LTE rollout in these areas, particularly in Metro Cebu and Metro Davao, other areas include Pampanga and Bulacan.


The results of our network upgrades are evident. More and more customers are making the leap to LTE where they enjoy faster internet speeds. – Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering

Smart also said that it had been working with handset makers to encourage customers to shift to LTE handsets, particularly those running on 700 MHz.

Source: SMART

This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

You may also like...

2 Responses

  1. David Hall says:

    Really? Guess they forgot that Palawan is still a part of the Philippines. Visitors to the Last Frontier always post about the terrible internet signal here.

  2. K L says:

    ngayon lang kasi sila nag uupgrade ng mga sims haha lte advance pa sa boracay puro kau pilot test walang kwenta kau iphone x mvp

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *