Smart to deploy LTE on 700MHz and release supported devices

Smart to deploy LTE on 700MHz and release supported devices

Now that PLDT and Smart Communications have a piece of the treasured 700MHz band in the country, they now layout the plan to take advantage of the acquisition.

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The plan, according to PLDT and Smart’s chief technology and information advisor, Joachim Horn, will come in two legs. First will be the deployment of Long-Term Evolution or LTE on 700MHz. With this, the coverage of LTE will expand further and have more capacity.

Second is to release new and affordable devices that can support the use of the new band. Obviously, in order to feel the power of the low-band frequency, the end user should have the proper device and sadly, not all current LTE devices in the market embraces 700MHz.

For now, we’re are yet to feel the outcome of the surprising buyout of San Miguel’s high-value frequency. But one thing’s for sure, a third telco player is far from happening again.

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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11 Responses

  1. rush says:

    Ano2 kaya devices ang supported?

  2. Jude says:

    As of present, only high-end phones are tuned to 700Mhz spectrum.

  3. Allen says:

    Sadly it’s a duopoly and price fixing telecom market. Without a new player

    • Poms says:

      What is the guarantee that the entry of 3rd player will result to faster internet.

  4. natanapp says:

    came here to see the list of supported devices…

  5. Globe ako e says:

    Is 700mhz band 12?

  6. gwaponidaniel says:

    Ang gwapo naman talaga!

  7. Shutter says:

    Dapat maging maayos at mabilis na ang internet sa pilipinas kung ayaw ninyo magalit si Digong. Galit sya sa buffering tuwing manonood sya ng porn.

  8. Anonymous says:

    anong LTE band kaya gagamitin for 700MHz spectrum? for sure hindi lahat ng devices e supported ang band na yun.

  9. jadei says:

    hope that this technology will truly improve indoors LTE browsing. Sa galaxy s7 ko kasi ngayon, Less than 1mbps lang pag nasa bahay. pero pag nasa kalsada or sa mga outdoors umaabot ng 20-40 MBPS. which i found it useless. lumalabas lang naman ako pag may pasok at di ako nag aino ba nagbobrowsing sa labas n sobrang init? LOL

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