Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has pushed ahead with the initial phase of its 5G commercial rollout as it becomes the first provider in the Philippines to fire up 5G sites in key cities in Visayas and Mindanao.
As part of its nationwide 5G deployment, Smart has fired up 5G sites in select areas in Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao.
These areas add to the live 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, New Clark City in Pampanga, EDSA, and in strategic locations in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and the cities of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, San Juan, and Pasay.
Moreover, Smart has expanded its 5G service to also cover all Smart Prepaid subscribers, adding to the initial Smart 5G provision for all Smart Postpaid subscribers announced in July. This step effectively makes it simpler for more Filipinos to experience significantly faster data speeds using Smart 5G-certified devices with 5G-activated SIMs.
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The latest evolution in wireless communications, 5G offers superfast data speeds and ultra-low latency, which enable users to upload and download heavy files in seconds, stream high-resolution videos seamlessly, play online games without lag, and benefit from other cutting-edge apps and services on their smartphone with fiber-like speeds.
“Our initial Smart 5G rollout lays the foundation of our vision to turn the Philippines into a Smart 5G country that is at par with the world’s technologically-advanced nations. With superfast speeds and ultra-low latency, Smart 5G will unlock more powerful digital services meant to further improve and simplify the life of our customers,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President and CEO.