Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
The race for LTE supremacy reflects the current standing of the last two remaining mobile telcos in the land: Smart leads with Globe severely trailing behind in the deployment of Fourth Generation (4G) infrastructure. Mano-a-Mano! Here’s a recent list of Globe’s LTE presence: NCR: Makati City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Taguig, Manila, Muntinlupa, San Juan, [...]
Well, the real argument covers data caps and why the telcos still choose to apply them to subscriptions. The Troll has used this analogy before: Globe and Smart offers you a jumbo jet to deliver your data really fast, but in the end, the telcos tell the subscriber “hey – you can only fill up [...]
Smart has started rolling out small-cell network infrastructure or mini base stations that are geared towards improving signal and connection strength! Smart has/will tactically place/d these “mini cell sites” is areas that normally get congested – the goal is to provide a much more stable/reliable coverage for mobile broadband, 3G or 4G/LTE. Rolando Peña, Head [...]
Troll: Scale begets scale – since Smart has the biggest subscriber base in the country, the telco is forced to increase the presence of its 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) footprint – lest a Smart subscriber in a Globe LTE enabled area switch! ;-) … Smart targets to double the number of its 4G/LTE cell sites [...]
Ok – let’s be clear on what Globe is claiming: the telco is saying that 60% of those who recently got an LTE broadband subscription did so by choosing Globe Tattoo as their provider. The Troll smells some funky math work here – and it would really like to know as to how Globe ascertained [...]
Smart has declared that it has reached double the data speed from its current Long Term Evolution (LTE) setup in Davao and Metro Manila with LTE Advanced. Knowing is Half the Battle! LTE Advanced can even reach as much as 700mbps – which is light years away from the dial up speeds that we grew [...]
Smart has offered Long Term Evolution (LTE, AKA 4G) services on Prepaid To subscribers who have LTE capable handsets. To subscribers who have LTE capable SIM cards. to subscribers who can afford LTE. Yup, if you want to get an LTE connection, you gotta jump through a few hoops: First, get rid of your old [...]