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Smart completes roll-out of 250 LTE sites in Luzon




According to Ericsson (the enterprise partner/supplier of Smart), there are a total of 250 LTE sites already deployed and working in the entire Luzon area. That completes the expansion of Smart LTE in this part of the region.


 

That means you should be getting really good signal coverage for Smart LTE in most areas in Luzon, especially Metro Manila. This gives Smart the lead in covering most of the country with LTE connectivity. There are a total of 46 cities and 69 municipalities nationwide that has full or partial coverage to LTE under the Smart network.

For areas where there’s still no LTE coverage, Smart’s HSPA+ and 3G network should cover them.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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26 Responses

  1. ryan says:

    doesn’t matter unless its not capped. zzzz

    • smartdabest says:

      Oo da best talaga ang smart! Kaya ngayon d ako makapag facetime dahil walang signal kahit 3g man lang sana. Dito lang sa alabang yan ha..pano pa kaya outside metro?

    • uluvadu says:

      Yes ryan. Mabuti wala ka sa LTE para maramin kaming bandwidth. Pagnaghahanap ka ng LTE na mura doon ka na lang sa GLub para maubos lahat sa yo at mga kasama mong abusado.

  2. thecorrescode says:

    LTE ba talaga? or HSDPA+ lang talaga… The last time I know, ang HSDPA+ is upto 42MBPS and LTE is upto 100MBPS. Eh ang smart, nasa 42MBPS lang…

    • countrymouse says:

      naman. bogus talaga tong smart.

    • crackinthewall says:

      Ganun talaga. LTE ang signal pero yung maximum speed dito, kulelat. Kahit naman EDGE at 3G ng local telcos, gapang compared sa speed ng similar technology abroad.

    • Yusuf says:

      1. The download speed depends on the technology applied. In this case, it is capped at 42 Mbps. (Although, there are other tests that have surpassed the 50 Mbps mark.)
      2. Mb is different from MB.
      3. There is no such thing as HSDPA+. What are you talking about? HSDPA may be upgraded to HSPA if HSUPA support can be added. HSPA may be enhanced using HSPA+.
      4. The maximum download limit of HSDPA is up to 3.6 Mbps. While HSPA may have different DL speeds (again, depending on the technology/utilities applied) – 7.2 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 14.4 Mbps. HSPA+ DL speeds start on 21 Mbps, then 42 Mbps (dual antenna), and also 84 Mbps (4×4).
      5. LTE can have download speeds of either 50, 75, 100 Mbps.
      6. Have you even tried [Smart] LTE?

    • thecorrescode says:

      Thanks for correcting. I am referring to HSPA+ of Nexus 4.

      Still, the fact remains. Smart LTE is a total scam. Ikaw na rin mismo nagmention na LTE can either be 50, 75 or 100. 42MBPS is way below 50.

    • thecorrescode says:

      Already tried it using a friend’s phone. Based the speedtest.net, download speed is just around 7MBPS, way below LTE standard… so it is still a scam,

  3. Zzzzmart says:

    Hay naku SMART panloloko na naman!!!

  4. Lezuric says:

    What do we expect from this network? Puro kabulastugan at bribery ang ginagawa. Pointless.

  5. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    aanhin ang bilis kung capped naman ~_~;

  6. UHM says:

    42mbps para sa mga mahilig magsurf ng kung ano ano palagay ko ok na din yun.. sa halagang 50pesos pwede na. sa singapore yung LTE nila nasa 60+ lang halos.. wifi connection sa public area 10mbps.. 3g nasa 0.99mbps.

    • Juan says:

      Walang kwenta yan puro panloloko ang ginawa ng SMART – sa stock holder ng smart di nyo madadala sa impyerno pera nyo tandaan nyo yan..

  7. Carlo says:

    Bili na lang kayo ng Ipad Mini + Plan 999 with Unlimited LTE sa Smart. Matagal naman battery ng Ipad Mini at magaan pa ito, great for traveling. Php 13,990 lang

  8. James Dayupay says:

    Wag na wag kayong mag pa oto.. naka CAPPED yan, pag na abot mo ung capped nila hihina ang connection mo! beware of smart false advertisement..

  9. tarush says:

    So this confirms that are our area won’t be getting LTE signal in our area.

    Good thing because me and my neighbors were planning to get LTE plans

    Will be waiting for Globe or go for Globe DSL instead then..

  10. meh says:

    I recently bought the LTE pocket wifi and its really great. Makati has great coverage, and my area near U belt is working really great. I just hope it stays unlimited, i hope they don’t ruin it.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/2789029279.png

  11. Yusuf says:

    Capped? Why don’t you go prepaid and go for 999/month? It is unlimited with NO bullshit. No caps, no fair usage policies.

  12. rem says:

    Im a Smart LTE subscriber. Im getting 47Mbps in SCTEX Clark and Mabalacat, 18-20Mps in Angeles, 48Mbps in Tarlac City and up to 40Mbps in Paniqui

  13. Gee says:

    Hay. Mas lalo naman yung Globe puro capped unli daw pero may limit SS50=800MB SFB=30MB. P.S. Ano na nangyari dun sa Bell Tell? Buhay pa ba yun?

  14. jun says:

    pwede ba bumili ng LTE sim lang from smart/globe? Alin ang walang capping (i prefer unlimited cyempre) How about yung connection, anyone from Laguna jan specifically from LB using LTE smart/globe? Thanks…

    • Pinku says:

      If gusto mo ng unlimited na walang cap, go for globe my super plan. Unlidata sya for 999 a month on LTE, HSPA+, HSDPA or 3G whichever is available. Yung tattoo kasi nila from what I know capped sya. Enjoy surfing. Cheers!

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