Smart Telecom will hold a commercial pilot mobile broadband networks based on advanced technology, CDMA, EVDO Rev B, for two-three months starting next December 10, 2009 on Bali.
The goal of upgrading Smart network is to improve the quality of data services in CDMA. Previously, Smart operating in 1900 MHz frequency band, relying on EVDO Rev A network is spread across five cities, Greater Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Bali, and Yogyakarta.
EVDO Rev B is a Rev A technology development that could provide faster speed, ie up to 9.3 Mbps for downloads and 5.4 Mbps for upload. While EVDO Rev A, the velocity is only up to 3.1 Mbps for downloads and 1.8 Mbps for upload.