Vacationers at the beach paradise of Boracay, Aklan will get a taste of the world’s fastest mobile broadband technology starting this Holy Week, courtesy of cellular leader Smart Communications.
Called Long Term Evolution (LTE), this latest advance in mobile broadband technology can deliver download and upload speeds of up to 42 mbps. In the near future, LTE will be able to provide speeds of up 100 mbps.
Recognized as the most advanced fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband technology, LTE will enable individual users to download a movie in minutes rather than hours, download songs in seconds and easily watch high-definition video on Youtube with no buffering.
Smart has fired up its LTE network in the country and is rolling it out. To give mobile phone users a chance to experience the new service, Smart has set up a booth near Pats and Bombom (Station 2) in Boracay where interested people can use laptops equipped with LTE dongles. They can also use their WiFi-enabled mobile phones, tablets or laptops in the WiFi hotzone at the Smart booth which is powered by LTE.