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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Smart 5G Goes Live; 5G Handsets Now Available

After more than a year of waiting, Smart Communications 5th Generation Mobile Network will finally go live commercially starting tomorrow, July 30!

Smart 5G Goes Live; 5G Handsets Now Available
Smart 5G Goes Live; 5G Handsets Now Available

The Smart 5G mobile phone network will be initially available with Smart Signature, Smart Infinity, and other Smart Postpaid subscribers, wherein they will be able to enjoy super-fast data using Smart-certified 5G handsets with 5G-activated SIMs.

The 5G coverage will be in the key business districts of Metro Manila, such as Makati CBD, Bonifacio Global City CBD, Ortigas CBD, Araneta City, SM Megamall and Mall of Asia Bay Area. Moreover, it will also be available in key high-traffic areas, which include Taft Avenue in Manila, North Avenue in Quezon City, and Clark Green City in Pampanga.

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“After many years of preparation and sustained investments, we’re very happy to say that Smart subscribers can now try out and enjoy the super-fast data service that Smart 5G can deliver,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President and CEO. 
“The launch of Smart’s 5G service enables the Philippines to level up and join the ranks of countries utilizing the next generation of mobile technology. For our customers, it opens the door to an even higher level of customer experience in terms of enjoying video, playing esports and using more powerful digital services,” Panlilio said. 
“As we rollout 5G in more areas of the country, this will complement the deployment of our 4G/LTE network which is already the fastest and most extensive in the country. To date, Smart 4G/LTE and 3G coverage serves 95% of the country’s population,” he added.

As for the 5G-certified devices, Smart currently offers devices from Huawei and Samsung. In addition, handsets from realme and Vivo will also soon be available.

PLDT, Smart Roll Out PH's First 5G Cell Sites in Makati and Clark  (Backstory)

Last November 2018, PLDT and Smart Communications announced that Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) would be the first Smart 5G City in the Philippines. To fire up their plans, the company successfully activated the country’s initial 5G sites in Makati City and Clark, Pampanga.

Through its partnership with Huawei, PLDT and Smart have already launched their first 5G cell site at the PLDT headquarters in Makati City. Meanwhile, its collaboration with Ericsson led to the activation of its 5G cell site at the Clark Smart 5G City in the CFZ.

“With 5G resources now in place, we are looking at developing 5G solutions and applications for central business areas like Makati, which host a dense population of businesses, people and advanced devices,” Ernesto R. Alberto, PLDT and Smart Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, addressed.

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In case you missed it, 5G won’t only boost mobile data connections, as it will also work as a door for more IoT applications – making smarter cities for consumers, most especially for the transport sector, traffic management, manufacturing, airport and mall operations, logistics and warehousing, retail, customer support, and smart homes.

Key features of 5G include ultra-high speeds, enhanced mobile broadband services, massive machine-type communications, and reliable and low-latency communications.

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