Smart completes network upgrade
Smart Communications Inc. has completed an upgrade of its network in Metro Manila, fulfilling its commitment to cover at least 90 percent of the country’s cities and municipalities.
Customers in the cities of Marikina, Quezon City, Caloocan, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Pasig, San Juan, Valenzuela, Makati, Manila, Taguig, Paranaque and Pasay may now enjoy faster internet connection with the installation of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-advanced networks.
As of the end of September, Smart installed about 5,700 new LTE base stations across the country, boosting the total count to about 14,400, up 65 percent year on year.
Smart also increased the number of 3G base stations to about 1000.