Smart boasts 400Mbps speeds with Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ in Boracay

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ with a SMART LTE SIM, then you can enjoy fast mobile data speeds in Boracay, reaching up to 400Mbps.

According to Smart, this was achieved with the activation of the 4-component carrier (4CC) aggregation through their partner Huawei Technologies Philippines. Samsung said that they were able to reach average speeds of 280Mbps in initial runs using test software on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

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In addition, Smart was able to achieve 400 to 500Mbps speeds via 4×4 Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO) and 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) technology on a live and loaded network in Boracay, using the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and software that is available to users via a software update.

“This is just a preview of what can be achieved using the network that Smart is currently rolling-out and continuously improving throughout the country,” said Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering.

“However, the use of these new technologies to achieve great speeds is still device-dependent. For example, at the moment there are only a few devices that can use these technologies and are available in the market, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+,” Tamayo explained.

Smart rolled out the country’s first LTE-A service in Boracay in April last year. The telco has also deployed LTE-A base stations in Metro Manila, Rizal, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao for subscribers with LTE-A capable SIMs and handset

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

9 Responses

  1. 2pe says:

    this is irrelevant to real world application, these “exhibitions” by telcos are only meant to show ideal theoretical data connection speed under a controlled environment.
    telcos should implement sustained and reliable connection, and not mislead the public with these “promising” data speeds that is lightyears away from becoming the general average speed of their networks.

  2. Jastin says:

    Niloloko lang tau ng mga Telco satin. Dalawa lang kasi ang Telco ditto sa pinas. Sana merong ibang players na mag iinvest satin para maayos na speed ditto.

  3. Trapik says:

    Smart signal: 4 bars

    747pm August 7, 2017

    Download: 2.11 Mbps
    Upload: 0.81 Mbps

  4. K L says:

    theory lang yata ito not possible in REAL life so wala din, sana yung totoo lang dagdagan nio yung cellsites

    • Abe Olandres says:

      Theoretical is one thing, practical is another. A Ferrari has a theoretical top speed of 340km/h but I doubt many Ferraris on the road can reach that speed in real life.

  5. ooo says:

    people go there to unwind and disconnect. sana dito na lang sila nag focus sa metro manila mas kailangan ang mabillis na internet dito.

  6. Damarkcus says:

    Gaano katagl ginamit ? isang araw? palagi nmng mabilis ang Smart pero makalipas ang tatlong buwan mas mabilis pa pagong ng Boracay kaysa sa Speed ng Smart

    • el gato says:

      lol. kailan kaya maging tapat ang mga telco sa pilipinas?
      sabi nga ni alvin elchico ng abs-cbn: maging tapat na po!

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