Ayala-owned communications giant Globe Telecom launched its new wireless internet postpaid plan last September 27. Dubbed the Tattoo Black, the new broadband plan utilizes the latest in wireless data delivery technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE) to provide unprecedented internet speed.
LTE is the new international standard for wireless data communications technology and an evolution of the GSM/UMTS standards with transfer speeds far higher than the current Evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) protocol being used by wireless internet providers.
While HSPA+ has a 21Mbps speed limit, the new Tattoo Black has a maximum speed of up to 42Mbps.
Smart was able to log a speed of 24.24 Mbps, while Globe was able to log speeds of 59.07 Mbps.
Globe’s Tattoo Black Elite Plan (Php 2499) users will get a 15GB cap per month after January 31, 2013. Regular Tattoo Black users will be getting 12GB caps after January 31, 2013.