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Smart brings 5G LTE-A in PHL

Smart brings 5G LTE-A in PHL
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Smart Communications, Inc. has announced that the network is now running 5G wireless technology LTE-Advanced or LTE-A.

The company has switched on their 5G connection at the Smart Jump Center in SM Megamall. 5G delivers data from 100mbps to 1Gbps, which is 10x faster than 3G and more than twice as fast as 4G. Other countries with an LTE-A network include South Korea, the US, Singapore, and Australia.

“Even as our 3G and 4G networks continue to be unrivaled, Smart becomes the first operator to leap into the future and put the Philippines at par with the world’s most advanced countries in terms of mobile communications technology,” said Orlando B. Vea, founder and chief wireless advisor of Smart.

According to the company’s statement to the press, “with LTE-A, a 10MB file takes less than a second to download, YouTube videos no longer have to buffer, and video calls are almost lag-free. But beyond speed, LTE-A’s main feature is also its capability to allocate more network resources to users when the need arises. Smart started testing LTE-A across the country in August last year, delivering results of more than 100Mbps in Makati City, in Boracay, and in Davao City during the Kadayawan festival.”

For more information, read the full statement here:

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