|From left: EVP & Smart Wireless Consumer Division Head Mr. Charles Lim, PLDT, Smart & Sun Technology Head Mr. Rolando Pena and PLDT, Smart & Sun Public Affairs Group Head Mr. Ramon Isberto|
Smart Communications announced that it has beefed-up its Long-Term Evolution network as well as roll-out more LTE-Advance cell sites in the country.
A total of 1,400 new LTE sites composed of both TD-LTE and FD-LTE installations are being deployed, bringing a total of more than 3,400 LTE sites across the nation.
Meanwhile, there will be an additional 1000 TD-LTE sites that will be deployed to compliment the already reliable fixed wireless service to homes in the areas of NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Cebu, Pampanga, Rizal and others .
This announcement also marks the activation of the second LTE-A network located at the island of Mactan in Cebu city during the 10th Asian Carriers Conference. The first one was activated last August in Mandaluyong city at their JUMP Experience Center.
This network deployments are Smart's answer to meet the growing demands for reliable and fast internet service in order to deliver the best possible experience to consumers.