Globe now offering LTE-powered smartphones


Posted at Oct 02 2012 03:00 PM | Updated as of Oct 02 2012 11:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Local telecommunications firm Globe Telecom Inc. has announced an initial lineup of smartphones running on its new 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

In a statement, Globe said it is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE, HTC One XL, ZTE T81 and Huawei P1 LTE under its postpaid packages.

The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE is one of the first LTE-powered smartphones offered by Globe. Photo: Handout

The company promised that its new LTE network will provide subscribers with faster browsing speed and a better SMS and voice experience.

“We are excited to offer our first-ever array of LTE-powered smartphone devices to our subscribers, thanks to our strong partnership with some of the world’s leading device manufacturers that allow us to bring this portfolio of smartphones exclusively to our subscribers, making the Philippines one of the few markets globally to introduce a wide range of LTE-capable handsets,” said Martha Sazon, head of Globe Postpaid.

“With our fired-up LTE network, subscribers can benefit and enjoy a new mobile experience with the latest LTE smartphones. Aside from this lineup, our subscribers can expect more LTE-enabled smartphones running on the Globe 4G LTE network coming very soon,” she added.

Robert Tan, Globe’s chief technology adviser, said their newest LTE network is “at least 10 times faster than existing 2G and 3G networks.”

“The Globe 4G LTE network boasts of better outdoor coverage by using advanced antenna solutions,” he said.

Globe said key commercial and residential areas in Makati City will be the first to have its LTE service, followed by some parts of Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao by year-end.