A few weeks ago, we were in Cebu to test Smart Communications' enhanced LTE network.
We traveled the city of Cebu and its famous tourist destinations to check the scale of the Smart Improvement Network
. spots, we only have typical speeds of 20 to 30Mbps in our tests. However, few regions have recorded more than 90 Mbps, which is far from what we usually get in Metro Manila.
It's incredibly fast not only in speed tests but also in actual use. I've tried watching videos on YouTube and he loaded a 5-minute 1080p clip from start to finish in less than 30 seconds
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Meanwhile, downloading apps and games from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store is just as fast. I downloaded and installed Need for Speed: No Limits to see how long it would take for a 1GB file. And as expected, it was over in less than a minute
But should you go to Cebu to get that kind of LTE speed? Not really. Yes, you could, if you really want. However, according to Smart, they are also deploying the network upgrade in several parts of NCR. In fact, telco said that some parts of Marikina are also able to reach the same speed.
To date, the company has not given any information on the exact timing of the network upgrade. Do not expect this to happen overnight, as system updates like this take a long time.
You can check our Cebu SMART LTE speed test video here.