Smart Launching LTE Service Next Week

Written by JC Pulido III. Posted in News, Telcos

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Published on August 14, 2012 with No Comments

At yesterday’s 1st LTE Forum in the Philippines, Ron Molina, Senior Manager at Smart Communications let it slipped that Smart will officially launch its LTE service before the end of the month.

At first, Smart was cagey with the announcement of the launch. All they were saying was that the launch is coming and an official announcement will be made. However, after much coaxing by the tech media, Molina uttered, “… just remember the numbers, 8, 25, 12.”

And there you have it, those that have been waiting for the 100Mbps data speeds will have it on the 25 of this month.

Aside from the date of the launch, there are no new details of their upcoming service. It is expected that the along with the LTE launch, Smart will be offering USB LTE dongles with the service. It is still unknown but speculated that Smart will also offer smartphones with LTE capabilities to take advantage of the service.