Globe Telecom Launches LTE Phones

MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom yesterday announced its initial, exclusive line-up of smartphones running on Long Term Evolution (LTE) network - Samsung Galaxy S III LTE, HTC One XL, ZTE T81, and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE.

Starting this quarter, all are available post-paid starting at Plan 999 bundled with unlimited surfing, consumable amount for calls and texts, freebies, and the Globe Guarantee of customer service.

The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE has all that predecessor Samsung Galaxy S III offered, with a 4.8"super AMOLED capacitive touch screen but amped with a 2GB RAM and Android Jellybean OS. The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE Sapphire Black is a Globe-exclusive color variant.

The HTC One XL features 1.5GH Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 32 GB, 4.7" Screen, Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with 8 megapixel camera, Beats Audio, 4.7-inch Gorilla glass touch screen, WiFi, and BlueTooth.

The ZTE T81 has 1.5GH Dual Core, 4.0" Touch Screen, Android ICS with 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, and BlueTooth.

Finally, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE also has a 1.5GH Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 4.3" Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen, Android ICS with 8 megapixel camera, WiFi, and BlueTooth.

All Globe-exclusive LTE smartphones are capable of running on data speeds of up to 100Mbps.

"Aside from this line-up, our subscribers can expect more LTE-enabled smartphones running on the Globe 4G LTE network soon," announced Martha Sazon, Head of Globe Postpaid.

Globe 4G LTE's peak throughput speed will enable users to download and upload files, HD videos and other multimedia content at a much higher bit-rate, faster than HSPA and HSPA+ technology, with LTE peak speeds of up to 60 Mbps for outdoor coverage and 30 Mbps for deployments inside buildings.

"The speed for our LTE network is at least 10x faster than existing 2G and 3G networks, giving quicker responses to every user application such as video and mobile gaming, noted Robert Tan, Chief Technology Adviser.

Instead of "pocket activations" or "hotspots," the 4G LTE network rollout of Globe will focus on large contiguous areas of coverage to ensure greater and more stable coverage for customers.

Key commercial and residential areas in Makati City will be the first to enjoy the Globe 4G LTE service, followed by select areas in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao by yearend, expanding quickly to cover more areas nationwide by 2013.

This key network launch of Globe leverages its comprehensive nationwide modernization efforts with an additional 12,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable being rolled-out to enable 4G LTE activation for majority of its cell sites.

Just last month, Globe also launched its 4G LTE broadband stick, Tattoo Black, through its flagship broadband brand Tattoo.

A premium mobile broadband stick powered by LTE for an internet connection at breakneck speed with the best overall broadband performance, Tattoo Black comes at Plan 1799 for speeds of up to 28 Mbps and Elite Plan 2499 with speeds of up to 42 Mbps.

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