Kadayawan live at Sun.Star-A A +A
Friday, August 16, 2013
DAVAO CITY -- Kadayawan sa Dabaw, one of most colorful festivals in Mindanao, can now again be experienced by online spectators here and abroad, as Sun.Star website at www.sunstar.com.ph, using mobile leader Smart Communications Inc.'s (Smart) latest technology, will stream live the main events of the festivity this Saturday and Sunday.
Sun.Star website, in cooperation with Sun.Star Davao and Smart, will stream live the the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan and Pamulak sa Kadayawan float parade this Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (street dancing competition) is one of Kadayawan Festival's two centerpiece events alongside the equally colorful Pamulak sa Kadalanan or the Floral Float Parade.
People who cannot make it to Davao City for the revelry can watch Kadayawan's main events at davao.sunstar.com.ph/kadayawan, where they can also post their greetings and interact with fellow online spectators via live chat.
Sun.Star will use Smart's LTE Advanced, a mobile broadband technology that allows users to download data at speeds twice as fast as 4G networks and 10 times faster than 3G services, for a lag-free live streaming of the festivities.
Smart recently conducted tests of LTE Advanced in cooperation with network equipment provider Huawei. The test facilities were able to achieve break-neck speeds of up to 209 mbps, over twice the 100 mbps top speed of LTE.
Smart LTE Advanced can deliver data rates in excess of 200 mega bytes per second (mbps), up to a possible 700mbps.
“These tests demonstrate the readiness of the Smart network infrastructure to meet the demands of technologies that go beyond LTE,” said PLDT and Smart technology group head Rolando G. Peña.
In the test setup, LTE Advanced was also deployed over WiFi, enabling devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to experience extremely high speeds by logging on to the local wireless network.
“Just as we have seen how quickly Filipinos took to LTE after getting a taste of its high speeds and lag-free mobile broadband, so do we foresee the rapid acceptance of LTE Advanced, once all the right elements are in place,” added Vea.
“LTE Advanced is the next step forward for mobile broadband, and we look forward to many new possible applications of this ultra-fast technology that will benefit Filipinos and keep the Philippines abreast with the most technologically advanced countries in the world,” said Smart co-founder and Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea. (Daryl D. Anunciado/Sunnex/With PR)