Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has expanded its broadband portfolio with the release of the new Smart Bro Rocket, the fastest mobile broadband prepaid service running on the operator’s nationwide HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access) network.
Offered by Smart-subsidiary Smart Broadband, Inc. (SBI), the Rocket dongle “is the mobile broadband solution for subscribers whose usage and lifestyle require ultra-fast, strike-anywhere connectivity,” said Danilo Mojica, head of Smart’s Wireless Consumer Division.
The Rocket promises to deliver speeds of up to 12Mbps and runs on Smart’s HSPA+ network – the expansion of which to cover key areas in Metro Manila and more key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao was recently reported by the telco leader.
The Smart Bro Rocket will be available at PHP3,995 at selected Smart Stores nationwide starting August 8, 2011. The entry-level Starter Kit, which delivers speeds of up to 2Mbps while running on Smart’s nationwide 3G network, was recently launched by Smart at P995. The Power Plug-It, which sports a fresh and more user-friendly interface and can reach speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, is available at P1,245.
The wireless operator’s device-driven strategy for its Smart Bro portfolio complements its massive network modernization effort, which has reportedly resulted to “the fastest speeds observed among all mobile broadband service providers,” according to the results of the benchmark test conducted recently by NESIC Philippines, Inc.
“What this means to all Smart Bro subscribers everywhere in the country is, quite simply, the best surfing experience possible,” ended Mojica.
Regular browsing costs P10 for every 30 minutes, and load for the Rocket is available from Smart’s nationwide network of over a million e-load sellers. The prepaid Smart Bro Rocket kit comes with an hour of free surfing.