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PLDT, Smart fires up 3 more 700MHz LTE cell sites in PH

After Globe went up and tested the first 700MHz LTE cell site in Quezon City yesterday, PLDT/Smart went on overtime to put up their own cell sites that support the newly acquired 700MHz frequency.

Updates were all tweeted by no other than MVP himself.

Their first cell site is stationed somewhere in Tanay, Rizal while the 2nd one is in Davao City at Ecoland, Matina. The 3rd one was just activated moments ago in Manggahan Pasig.

Initial speed tests showed over 100Mbps on the that frequency.

MVP also added that a total of around 200 cell sites will be activated to support the 700MHz by end of this year.

If you have a smartphone that supports the 700MHz band (check device list here), you should be able to feel this speed bumps in those areas.

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albert clean
6 years ago

Umabot sana sa Kawit Cavite to… :-D

Jasper
Jasper
6 years ago

wala ring kwenta kung hindi unli…..kasi mga talkshit yung globe at smart….

Duda ako
Duda ako
6 years ago

Sa davao talaga? Ano to pa pogi points ni duterte?

Ako
Ako
Reply to  Duda ako
6 years ago

Davao city is the fourth largest city with 1.4M people. It’s more of business decision rather than papogi.

Dan Rivera
Dan Rivera
6 years ago

Let’s just say that 100Mbps rate can be sustained using the new LTE band. Smart has a 1000MB daily bandwidth cap. I’ll use up my DAILY data allowance in just a little over three MINUTES, which doesn’t make any sense.

It would be better if Smart would increase the cap (because unlimited data is not coming back ever). NTC is nothing but a slave of the telecom companies. NTC has the power by law, to set conditions and regulate the sale of the 700MHz band but as usual, they did nothing (facepalm).

Des
Des
6 years ago

sa tingin ko dapat ilagay nila kung ilan ang maximum bandwidth ng per tower nila, kasi kung sya palang naka try nyan at 100mps lang kulang na kulang yan pag ginamit na ng mga subscriber tapos malayo pa ang coverage mas maraming sakop

Des
Des
Reply to  Des
6 years ago

ganun naman talaga testing nila laging mataas kahit nung LTE days pa.. umaabot pa ng 200mbps pero nung na implement na nga nga na. kasi ang testing nila e para lang ma please ang boss nila

kenneth escalona
6 years ago

Manually try setting Band 28 or 12 using *#2263# on Samsung s6 then choose automatic but preferred 12 or 28. Check speedtest.net somehow it will choose pasig as server. then you’ll know it’s working.

Shaheen Al Adwani
6 years ago

ooo ecoland very near to my location sir might as well make a list of phones supporting 700mhz band

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