EDIT: Updated list of LTE sites from Smart Communications as of December 13 2011. Please click on the image for full size.
SMART is in the process of rolling out their LTE sites across the nation. I am one of the beta testers involved in this rollout alongside over 120 other civilians. The HUAWEI USB dongle that was provided gets speeds up to 46Mbps which is around half the speed of the proposed LTE Network of SMART Communications. LTE is hardware dependent so even if the network allows for above 70Mbps, the mobile phone or dongle you have will limit the speed. 46Mbps = 5.76MB / second.
This is a list of LTE sites for future reference. I will add to this based on the feedback of the beta test group and personal experiences. Note that this is only an initial list and does not reflect the commercial release of LTE in the Philippines.
List of confirmed LTE Sites in the Philippines
Jump Store, Megamall (Cyberzone) — LTE connection is shared via WiFi
Greenbelt 3 (CBTL area)
Greenbelt 2 (Mary Grace area)
Greenbelt 1 (Bon Chon, Starbucks / AIM area)
Promenade, Greenhills (Figaro area)
Festival Mall, Filinvest
List of LTE sites being turned online
** does not reflect the final list of LTE coverage
15th Ave Parc
Manila P. Noval
SM Mall of Asia
PLDT Wise Tower
RC Bldg Pico
11 replies on “List of SMART LTE sites in the Philippines”
any updates when will the testing be done in Davao City?
Malas! Di ko nalaman ung beta testing stage… sana meron din ang globe
Interesting! Meron po ba sa mindanao?
It’s in the pipeline 🙂
how long is the pipeline kaya 🙂
I would figure early 2012 as the sites are already up and running. I don’t think the problem is with the LTE signal — although that’s got a long way to go. The issue would be getting LTE-enabled devices here in the PH> It’s not as easy as bringing in an HTC Thunderbolt from the USA and it will work here. Their LTE is way different so we will need PH spectrum compatible devices.
I bought Lte WiFi device in japan when i use this device here in PH. its working the maximum Speed you dint believe this but its real up to 70 to 130mbps i open the device in globe and smart sun network its all working even in province its still working although there is little different if you compare here in metro manila specially in the location that have LTE
kailan ang sa northern mindanao
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Hi! I am inyerested in getting the prepaid SIM. What is the best LTE modem to get? I am in Makati area. Thanks!
thank you for this list! This is exactly what im looking for 🙂