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Smart Ups 3 700MHz LTE Cell Sites In Record Time

ORANIENBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 13: A telephone mast with multi antennas is pictured on April 13, 2010 in Oranienburg, Germany. Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Vodafone, Telefonica's O2 and KPN (E-Plus) are the four local operators bidding in the auction for the new mobile-phone frequencies for the next-generation mobile technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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On the way to better internet

A few weeks after promising better internet after their acquisition of the 700MHz frequency from San Miguel, Smart has managed to quickly put up 3 700MHz in just a few days.

The updates come direct from the head of PLDT himself, Manny V. Pangilinan, in a series of tweets.

The first 700MHz cell site was put up in Tanay, while the second was setup in Davao near Ecoland, Matina. The third one was put up in Manggahan Pasig.

According to MVP’s tweets, all three base stations are recording speeds of more than 100Mbps. If you’re near the areas mentioned, you’ll have to have a handset that’s capable of utilizing the 700MHz band to enjoy the speed bump.

MVP is eyeing putting up 200 more cell sites for the 700MHz band by the end of this year, which coincides with his initial promise of better mobile internet in 6 months.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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7 Comments

  1. Pero maliit pa rin ang data cap. So, in 10 seconds, reached agad ang 1GB na data cap. #GetsDawTayoNiMVP

  2. mga sir, paano po ba ung fone na hindi supported ung band 12 and 28, or ung 700mhz pro LTE na device na, mkka gamit po pa rin ba nang LTE?

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