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Monday, November 5, 2018

Smart Taps Clark as PH's First Smart 5G City

Together with Clark Development Corp. (CDC), PLDT and Smart Communications have announced that Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) will be the first Smart 5G City in the Philippines.

Smart Taps Clark as PH's First Smart 5G City
Smart Taps Clark as PH's First Smart 5G City

Under their Memorandum of Understanding, the telco giant and its tech partner Ericsson will launch its first 5G cell site in Clark this November. In line with this initiative, PLDT and Smart will also roll-out LTE in key areas of CFZ, and equip all of them with 5G facilities in the coming months.

“We are happy to be working with CDC in building the city of the future, equipped with smart services and powered by 5G infrastructure, right here in Pampanga. This will benefit not only Clark but the country as well by demonstrating that we are in step with the rest of the world in adopting advanced intelligent technologies,” PLDT, Smart Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan addressed.

See Also: Smart Provides the Best Video Experience in PH – OpenSignal

5G marks various exciting possibilities for IoT applications, including smart applications for the transport sector, traffic management, manufacturing, airport and mall operations, logistics and warehousing, retail, customer support, and smart homes.

“Through this pilot deployment, we will be able to test 5G’s capabilities using a live network and develop solutions that will serve the future needs of industries and government, such as autonomous vehicles, connected flees, and smart buildings and factories,” PLDT, Smart Chief Revenue Officer Ernesto R. Alberto claimed.

Aside from promising ultra-high speeds, 5G also features enhanced mobile broadband services, massive machine type communications, and ultra-reliable and low-latency communications.

Good news, isn’t it?

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