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Smart 5G powers PBA Bubble for country’s first 5G-powered sports broadcast

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is setting another milestone in mobile technology and innovations as it brings the country’s first 5g-powered sports broadcast at the start of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Filipino Cup this Sunday, October 11, in Clark Freeport in Pampanga.

With its fiber-like speeds on mobile devices, Smart 5G will make it so much simpler and more efficient to capture and broadcast all the hardcourt action. As a result, fans can expect to watch more angles and content on their favorite teams and players.

Smart 5G will also power ball-tracking cameras and even enable heat-sensing cameras to constantly monitor the health and safety of all the members of the 12-team league and the working teams behind the PBA. Media and bloggers covering the games inside the bubble can reach more audience powered by Smart 5G.

“Both technology and basketball are in the DNA of Smart. In this unprecedented PBA league, we are bringing these two together with the country’s first ever 5G-powered sports broadcast, paving the way for new exciting experiences for organizers, players, and fans of the sport,” said PLDT-Smart Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan.

“This reset is huge for Filipino basketball fans all over the country who have been missing the sport since we had that opening and ‘last’ game in March. Our support for PBA is in line with our thrust to bring Filipinos closer to their passions powered by mobile innovations made simple by Smart,” said Al S. Panlilio, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President and CEO.

“Pinagtrabahuhan ng PBA Board ang pagbabalik ng PBA at nagpapasalamat ako sa suporta ng lahat ng PBA teams para mangyari ito. We worked so hard to restart the games via this PBA Bubble para sa mahal naming PBA fans. Isang malaking karangalan din para sa aming lahat na ang liga ay maging fist 5G-powered sports broadcast sa Pilipinas sa tulong ng Smart 5G. Dahil dito, mas mapapabilis ang connectivity at broadcast para sa mga PBA players, fans, at supporters. Mabuhay ang PBA at Smart!, said PBA Commisioner Willie Marcial.

Smart recently became the first mobile services provider in the country to roll out Smart 5G sites in key locations nationwide as it gears up to turn the Philippines into a ‘Smart 5G country.’

All Smart Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers can now experience fiber-like speeds on their 5G-certified devices at Smart 5G sites in Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, Mall of Asia Bay Area, North Avenue in Quezon City, Taft Avenue in Manila, Ortigas CBD, EDSA, New Clark City in Pampanga.

Smart 5G sites are also live in strategic locations in the cities of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, San Juan, and Pasay and in the provinces of Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo Laguna, and Rizal.

To know more about Smart 5G, visit and follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.