SMART 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 in Visayas and Mindanao are added 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.
SMART has also expanded its 5G service to 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.
To enable more subscribers to experience 5G, Smart has teamed up with smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, Samsung, realme, and vivo in offering Smart 5G-certified devices at Smart Stores nationwide and on the Smart Online Store at store.smart.com.ph.
Subscribers can also experience Smart 5G first-hand with the 5G-ready handsets featured at select Smart Stores in Metro Manila, including Smart Tower in Makati City, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and The World Plaza in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
“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.
“Our Smart 5G provision to include all our Prepaid customers could not have come at a better time because we’re also celebrating Smart GigaFest, our big way of thanking our loyal subscribers through month-long activities featuring entertainment, esports, innovations, and exclusive perks,” said Jane J. Basas, Smart Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Wireless Business.
To know more about Smart 5G, visit 5g.smart and