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Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are showing competitiveness in terms of providing LTE services for the Filipino customers. LTE is currently available for prepaid and post-paid plans. Prepaid products and services include an LTE sim, an LTE plug-it (similar to Smart Bro), and a pocket wifi. Meanwhile, post-paid products and services include plans which come along with the customer’s choice of smartphones that are LTE enabled.
In July 2013, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has conducted a service test for both companies. Based on the results of the test, Smart has “outsmarted” Globe in terms of providing seamless mobile wireless services, not only in broadband/data, but also in voice and text services. However, Globe refutes the findings of the NTC, saying that the results are needed to be reevaluated and that the testing process should entail more transparency for both parties concerned.
The stage for the battle of the giant telecommunications company is set ablaze by the entry of the LTE in the realm of mobile wireless telecommunications, as it immediately became a part of the mainstream high speed mobile internet technology.
 Telegeography, “PLDT’s Smart extends LTE coverage to 170 cities, municipalities,” http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2013/07/22/pldts-smart-extends-lte-coverage-to-170-cities-municipalities/index.html (Retrieved: July 25, 2013).
 Philippine Daily Inquirer, “Globe Telecom signs deal with US firm,” http://business.inquirer.net/129861/globe-telecom-signs-deal-with-us-firm (Retrieved: July 25, 2013).
 Camus, Miguel R.”Philippine Daily Inquirer: Smart edges out Globe in service tests,” http://technology.inquirer.net/27239/smart-edges-out-globe-in-service-tests (Retrieved: July 25, 2013).
Telecommunications Industry Group