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Smart TechNews: SMART LTE-A is finally here

Discussion in 'Smart, Talk 'N Text, & Sun' started by harukaze, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. In case you didn’t know,
    LTE-A is a new network technology that can deliver super-fast mobile internet speeds of up to 250 Mbps. It does this through what is known as MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology and carrier aggregation.

    Without going into too much technical information, MIMO means, instead of just one antenna delivering one signal, multiple antennas deliver multiple signals from Smart’s transmission towers. More antennas = more efficient data transmission. Carrier aggregation means multiple 4G signals are combined to provide more bandwidth.
    Impressive, right? However, we all know that when it comes to technology, spec sheet data are theoretical results from tests done in ideal conditions. It doesn’t mean they’re not real, don’t get us wrong. It’s just that the true test of any service or device is its real-world performance.


    Yes, the new Smart LTE-A is fast. No scratch that: it’s blazing fast.

    For our first real-world test, we decided to perform one of the most bandwidth-heavy things you can do online: video strêâmïng. We’ve all been there — endless load times, choppy video streams, stuttering audio, buffering problems. strêâmïng videos is a frustrating affair that will test anyone’s patience. So imagine our surprise when we fired up iflix. Not only did the app load right away, videos started in an instant — and in glorious HD resolution, too! No percentage meter telling you how long you have to wait, no pixellation, nada. Zilch. Kaput. It felt like we were just changing channels on TV instead of strêâmïng HD video.

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    Here we switched to ÿôutubê. You can clearly see how fast everything loads in full 1080p resolution. Goodbye, dinky 240p videos!

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    Impressed by our video strêâmïng test, we decided to check how fast downloads are.

    We picked Vain Glory, a 652 Mb mobile video game that one of our staff members have downloaded on his phone just a couple of days earlier, to see how long it’ll take compared to the time it previously took us. It might not be the most scientific of comparisons, but hey, we’re talking about real-world testing here.

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    That’s right. Vain Glory only took 45 seconds to download! Just imagine how smooth your online gaming experience can be on LTE-A.

    Yeah, yeah. We know some of you still won’t be satisfied without seeing some cold, hard numbers. So for our last real-world challenge, we gave Smart’s LTE-A some good ol’ fashioned speed testing.

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    The result at the start of the video (pause at the 0:10-second mark) was the highest download speed we got at 199.72 Mbps, and 13.67 Mbps for upload. The lowest download speed we got was around 77 Mbps (though we weren’t able to take a photo/video of it). One tech blogger got even higher results than us!

    And this is a competing network’s Speedtest result taken in the same location at around the same time.



    Smart’s LTE Advanced technology is the bee’s knees! We were absolutely floored by how fast it was.

    The service is currently only available in Boracay, but fret not! Smart told us that they are already building the backend for LTE-A and the service should be rolled out in Manila and other key areas of the country in the next couple of months.
    We can’t wait!:geek:

    by: AJTSantos
  2. Wow! Maraming salamat sa impormasyon ka kosa! (Y)
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  3. wow! impressive :cool: sabog nga sa speed, sabog din ang wallet, bulsa, savings check, bank accounts, loans, mga utang, etc. sa pang bayad :hilarious:

    atleast may good news na from the current telcos after sa canceled association ng SM-Telstra.
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  4. saklap bhe tapos daming siksik na promo naman,
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  5. ganda ng technology na to.kaso yung systema ng smart hindi.
    iLoonie likes this.
  6. nag invest sila pero yun credibility nila sa company at service ehh...parang kamatis...masarap sa burger kaso sa milkshake hindi hgehehehehe
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  7. tupak! maganda and ridiculously fast ang technology, langya naman ang mag ha-handle, or any current telco ngayon :hilarious:
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  8. kiryoh00

    kiryoh00 Addict Established

    di rin naman aabot samin yan haha :D btw thanks for the info
  9. Tapos with CAPPING? WALA DIN SILBI!!!
  10. capusijake

    capusijake Enthusiast Established

  11. maganda lang sa una. paasa lang yan.
    kaya maraming nagbug-bug. no limit pa.
    pero salamat sa new tech nila. mas pinalakas nila ang VPN. (y)
  12. kabang

    kabang Addict Established

    LTE nga may limit naman sa usage wala din silbi ang mabilis na kuneksyon dapat may competensya sa mga network
  13. kilatjr69

    kilatjr69 Enthusiast Established

    mabilis pero capped after 800mb use
  14. Imposible na mura yan
  15. capusijake

    capusijake Enthusiast Established

    Nabasa ko sa isang site na, a LTE-Advanced is Backward- and Forward- compatible, it means, our existing LTE phone or LTE modem like 936 and S22 can access the LTE-A, but you won't get the full benefits of the LTE-A. And according then dun sa site, Carriers must upgrade their existing LTE network according to ITU (International Telecomm. Union) .
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  16. thanks sa info boss
  17. thanks sa info papa
  18. Sa sobrang bilis, hindi mo mararamdaman na CAPPED ka na din at light speed haha way to go
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