Smart ramps up LTE facility in QC, Marikina
Smart Communications Inc. is upgrading its cell sites in Quezon City and Marikina as part of its network expansion and modernization program.
“By the end of our upgrades, we expect to improve the coverage of our 700 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies in the area, which will widen and improve indoor coverage, as well as increase each cell site’s capacity to handle more calls, texts and data traffic,” said Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart SVP for network planning and engineering.
“We are doing a lot of work in our facilities so please bear with us as we execute this. From the work that we’ve already completed, our customers are already reporting much improved LTE and 3G experience. They will enjoy progressively better mobile data services in the next few months, particularly for those using LTE devices,” he added.
Smart has committed to accelerate its LTE roll out to provide superior internet experience for users, particularly for data.
It has already compmeted its LTE rollout in the country’s top urban hubs Metro Cebu and Metro Davao, in the island resort of Boracay, and in Rizal province.