Smart to deploy 800 WiMAX sites

14 Mar 2011

Smart Communications has unveiled plans to deploy a further 800 WiMAX sites during the first half of 2011. The rollout is to be focused in provinces with low internet penetration where access to high speed broadband is limited. The company says its WiMAX network is to complement its HSPA network. At the end of 2010 Smart claimed more than 51% of the country’s wireless subscriber market, while parent company PLDT was the dominant operator in the broadband sector, with an almost 60% share of subscribers.