Smart (Philippines) launching commercial LTE network

Smart Communications, Inc. starts operating the fourth generation (4G) mobile broadband commercial service on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology Saturday next week (August 25, 2012).

The telco's LTE service is capable of delivering data wirelessly at speeds of up to 42 mbps. 9500 BS was replaced with LTE BS.

Smart has 50.9 million subscribers on its GSM network as of end-June 2012. Its Smart Broadband, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, offers wireless broadband to over 1.63 million subscribers

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