Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Globe’s LTE network has grown to cover more areas – specifically in select spots in Makati, Manila, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, Cebu City, Davao City and Boracay. Troll: As per Globe, its LTE rollout strategy is based on deploying on large, neighbor based locations versus activating on pocket spots. Of course, based on [...]
Globe can’t seem to commit to exact dates, but the telco did say that it expects Phase III of its network modernization program to be done by Q3 2013 (this should be around July-August-September). So what exactly is Phase III? Well, Phase I covers the physical network change which was completed last March. Phase II [...]
Troll: Globe released a study (it commissioned), where it shows that subscribers have this perception of the Singtel telco as the leader for mobile internet – contrast this by the fact that Smart has probably double the LTE sites that Globe controls. So who really wins? Well, considering that only a select few handsets can [...]
Kudos Smart! Smart has finished setting up a fiber optic cable network in Boracay, allowing for faster mobile broadband services which include Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity. The beneficiaries of this development would be resort and hotel owners, and indirectly – Boracay vacationers who are unable to disconnect from the internets! :-) Roland Pena, PLDT-Smart [...]
Kudos Globe! Globe has successfully landed a 400KM long submarine fiber optic cable in Palawan – which the Singtel telco has touted as the “superhighway” of services between Puerto Princesa City, Luzon, and the world. Warp Speed Mr. Sulu! The connection will be capable of ultra-long haul dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) which can transmit [...]
Smart and Globe have stepped up their respective PR assaults declaring their respective networks superiority on the LTE front. The question is: do we give a fuck? Smart Dominates with More Punches, or Er – LTE Sites! The race between the two telcos revolves around the deployment of LTE sites/areas – reports on this vary, [...]
Smart has declared that its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service is now available in more locations making it the network with the most expansive coverage. Kudos Smart! Lloyd Manaloto, Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head: “Just a couple of weeks ago we said that LTE has outpaced 3G in terms of initial deployment. The simultaneous [...]