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Smart Communication to start expanding network to improve LTE Coverage

Philippines: Smart Communications, a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company(PLDT), will undergo network expansion in Manilla Metro to enhance their coverage and quality of the LTE which includes voice, SMS & mobile internet.

Smart communication will roll out the services to boost network reach for Smart’s LTE & 3G mobile data services across all 17 cities and municipality of Manilla Metro. Smart Communication will be deploying new base station in about 2500 cell sites that uses low frequency bands such as 700MHZ, 850MHZ & 900MHZ for its LTE & 3G services.

The company is also working with leading smartphone manufacturers to bring more affordable LTE devices to Philippines market. Smart communication LTE Devices also broke a new record last year in tandem with Nokia by achieving 5G speed of 2.5 Gbps for the first time in Philippines.      

TechSci Research depicts that the rising demand of using Voice over LTE technology will pave way for LTE devices in India. The launch of smartphones and that too at low cost will fuel the growth of the product in the Global market to entice customers from all the segment who uses LTE for voice & video calling purpose.

According to TechSci Research report Global LTE Consumer Devices Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, global market for LTE consumer devices projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 26% during 2015 - 2020. Rising adoption of LTE technology in emerging economies, increasing number of new LTE enabled registered devices, such as cameras and other wearable devices, mounting Machine-to-Machine connections, Internet of Things (IoT) and declining global average selling prices of LTE devices is projected to propel growth in global LTE consumer devices market through 2020. Samsung and Apple are expected to continue their market domination; however, their respective market shares are expected to decline over the course of next five years.

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