Feb 11 2014

LTE 4G Broadband Coverage in the Philippines

LTE (4G) is the faster Broadband option with speeds up to 42 Mbps compared to most services with the 7.2 Mbps maximum. LTE stands for Long Term Evolution

LTE Coverage for Smart can be found at: Smart LTE Coverage locations

LTE Coverage for Globe can be found at: Globe LTE Coverage locations


LTE Sims only work in LTE enabled devices

Examples of these devices include:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) LTE
  • iPhone 5
  • ZTE T82
  • Sony Xperia V
  • Huawei Ascend D1 LTE
  • Huawei Ascend G526 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Nokia Lumia 920

Smart Supplied Devices include:

  • SMART LTE Pocket WiFi
  • SMART LTE Plug-It

Globe Supplied Devices Include:


Globe Speed Comparisons 3G v 4G (LTE)

These are averages taken from http://opensignal.com/networks/philippines/globe-coverage

3G Download Speed 1.9 Mb/s
4G Download Speed 7.6 Mb/s (4 times as fast as 3G)

3G Upload Speed 0.9 Mb/s
4G Upload Speed 8 Mb/s  (8.8 times as fast as 3G)

3G Average Latency 185173 ms
4G Average Latency 204 ms

3G Network Reliability 88%
4G Network Reliability 99%

Smart Speed Comparisons 3G v 4G (LTE) http://opensignal.com/networks/philippines/smart-coverage

3G Download Speed 1.1 Mb/s
4G Download Speed 4.8 Mb/s

3G Upload Speed 0.9 Mb/s
4G Upload Speed 6.3 Mb/s

3G Latency 2738 ms
4G Latency 215 ms

3G Data Reliability 85 %
4G Data Reliability 99 %

Sun Speed averages 3G (http://opensignal.com/networks/philippines/sun-coverage)

3G Download Speed 1 Mb/s
3G Upload Speed 0.6 Mb/s
3G Latency 483 ms
3G Data Reliability 87 %

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