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J.P. Morgan: Smart Mobile Data Speeds Is The Fastest In PH

Smart Communications has just posted the highest average download speeds for both 3G and LTE in the country, according to the the latest J.P. Morgan study.
J.P. Morgan: Smart Mobile Data Speeds Is The Fastest In PH
The fastest data speed in PH

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J.P. Morgan’s Asia Network Quality study, which cited crowd-sourced data gathered by wireless coverage research firm OpenSignal, showed Smart LTE service posted an average download speeds of 11.64 Mbps on the country level, the highest average in the country.

The latest May 27 report also showed that Smart is now leading across areas in terms of LTE service, with average download speeds of 12.52 Mbps in Metro Manila, 11.96 Mbps in the Visayas and 9.44 Mbps in South Luzon.

“PLDT’s Smart has significant momentum across all circles measured. This likely implies a higher likelihood of market share gains going forward, with potentially better pricing power,” said J.P.Morgan in its study, which covers the months of February to April.

For 3G, J.P. Morgan's data also showed that Smart is leading the country in speed with 2.29 Mbps average download. 3.41 Mbps for Metro Manila, 1.74 Mbps in Visayas, and 1.82 Mbps in South Luzon.

“There is still a lot of work to be done, but these test results show that our network improvement program is making progress. They are a testament to Smart’s commitment to continuously contribute to improving overall speeds in the country,” said Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering.

There's still a lot of work to be done, but Smart has already started the groundwork to improve nationwide mobile data speed.

Smart is re-equipping its cell sites to use low-frequency bands such as 700 MHz and 850 MHz to provide better indoor coverage. The company is also deploying high-frequency bands like 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz to increase the cell sites’ capacity desinged handle more calls, texts, and ever-increasing mobile data traffic.

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By the end of 2018, PLDT and Smart have committed to make LTE progressively available to 95% of the country’s cities and municipalities.

Interesting and please keep that up!

Source: Smart
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