I am excited with the news that Globe launched its 4G mobile technology in the Philippines who also claims to be the first carrier to do so. (Globe carried out LTE testing / demo last November 2010)
This rollout, the first phase of which utilizes the global standard HSPA+ or Evolved High-Speed Packet Access. This high speed broadband technology allows for peak theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps with upgradeability for 84Mbps. Under Globe HSPA+ network, subscribers are expected to enjoy browsing at an average speed of 4-6 Mbps with even faster peak speeds.
Being a Globe prepaid user, I only hope this service, its full speed capacity, won't be limited to postpaid subscribers.
Those located in Marikina, Quezon City, Makati, Pasay, Las Pinas, Taguig and the City of Manila will be able to enjoy Globe 4G mobile technology while expansion is ongoing for the rest of the country.
Although to fully enjoy this technology, it would also meant that the devices one use must be 4G ready. For Globe's part, it will launch a suite of new multimedia services, 4G devices and offers for customers.
Was looking forward to the day when my iPhone 4 will fully enjoy this technology offering. Apparently, the service is device-dependent. Therefore, parties interested need to wait for plans and gadgets that can be used to access this service. There is also no bandwidth cap announced with this service so far.
Nevertheless, I also hope that with 4G technology, I will be able to do the following: