Smart to accelerate LTE rollout in Cebu
Smart Communications is stepping up its network improvement program and expanding its 4G Long Term Evolution coverage in over 25 areas in Cebu province.
“After completing Metro Cebu, we will roll out LTE to the rest of the province this year, including some of Cebu?s tourist-popular and progressive areas, such as Daanbantayan, Moalboal, Oslob, and Toledo City,? said Mario Tamayo, PLDT and Smart SVP for Network Planning and Engineering.
?With our improved LTE network in Cebu, many opportunities and possibilities are now within the reach of our Cebuano Smart and Sun subscribers,? he added.
Metro Cebu is home to more than 2.8 million Filipinos, while passenger arrivals at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport hit nearly 9 million last year. It is also the country?s largest outsourcing destination outside of Metro Manila.
?Overall, we target to blanket 70 percent of the country?s population with LTE by the end of this year,? Tamayo said.