Smart hints at LTE iPad

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We had an inkling yesterday during the official iPad unveil that Smart would be racing to get an LTE version of the next generation iPad here since it’s currently the only telco that has a chance of rolling out their LTE service within this year. Today Smart has confirmed what many in the industry already guessed, with Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea saying that the launch is an “important milestone not only for Apple but also for the entire industry.” He added that, “Anticipating this development, Smart has taken the lead in rolling out its superfast LTE network, the true 4G network, in various points of the country such as Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Boracay, Camarines Sur and Baguio.” Smart also said that we may see a local LTE version of the new iPad sooner than expected, which hints at a possible Q2 or Q3 launch of their commercial LTE service.

Source: Smart