Well that didn’t take long. Apple just reported last week that they’re planning on rolling out LTE support to carriers in other countries and it’s finally here via software update.
I can personally attest that it works for Smart iPhone 5s. I updated my iOS version to 6.1 which includes local LTE support as well as some rather useless new features. The file size of the update is 107MB and requires WiFi to download.
Once the update is complete, the Enable LTE option will appear under the Cellular settings of the iPhone. Since the iPhone 5 is not part of any telcos current LTE handset plans, it’s still unclear how subscribers can actually access their network’s LTE signal with their existing plan. Whether a plan replacement or any additional fee is required, we’ll just have to wait for Smart and Globe’s decisions. For now, you might as well just prepare your iPhone 5 for LTE.