Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. in partnership with the Department of Tourism, gave music lovers a glimpse of our 5G-powered future with Acces5Granted, a groundbreaking 360 multi-venue concert experience for subscribers.
Streamed on the 5G.Smart
website and Smart’s YouTube channel, Acces5Granted brought together top musical acts including UDD, She's Only Sixteen, Brigada, DJ Aryan Magat, and Michael Pacquiao, who performed from two stages - one in Intramuros, Manila, and the other in Boracay Island in Aklan.
Though hundreds of kilometers apart, Acces5Granted showed the artists collaborating and interacting with their peers seamlessly without, made possible by the ultrafast speeds and ultra-low latency of Smart 5G. The 360 format of the concert also enabled viewers to fully immerse in the performances and the two venues by simply panning around the video on their smartphones or computer screens.
Watch what went on behind the scenes of Acces5Granted, a groundbreaking 360 multi-venue concert powered by Smart 5G
Groundbreaking ways to enjoy content
The event is an innovative showcase of the capabilities of 5G in providing a much more immersive entertainment by streaming videos from multiple outdoor venues without wires. Prior to 5G, performances like this could only be pulled off inside studios with need for wired connection.
"5G is more than just a new network - it is also powerful platform that opens up new possibilities for us to enjoy content and experience our favorite digital activities," said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
"Acces5Granted is a peek into the leveled-up entertainment we can expect with Smart 5G. We've only scratched the surface on what 5G can do, and we look forward to unlocking more experiences that bring us closer to our passions as we roll out Smart 5G across the country. This goes hand in hand with our continuous network improvement efforts to stay ahead of Filipinos' increasing digital needs," she added.
She's Only Sixteen, DJ Aryan Magat, Brigada
Hosted by Gino Quillamor in Intramuros and Denise Silva in Boracay, Acces5Granted kicked off with indie alternative rock band She's Only Sixteen. Lead vocalist Roberto Seña performed from Boracay while the rest of the band played from Intramuros, busting out their songs, "Broken Glass," "Favoritism," and "Perfect."
She’s Only Sixteen lead vocalist Roberto Seña sings from Boracay while his bandmates perform from Intramuros – powered by Smart 5G.
Music master DJ Aryan Magat also spun beats from the island while collaborating with the country's premiere Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble, Brigada from Intramuros for a festive and upbeat number.
Michael Pacquiao, UDD
Further spicing up the stage was Michael Pacquiao, who made waves last August when he dropped his debut single "Hate" online, surprising everyone with his mad rap skills. DJ Aryan Magat provided the beat as Michael commanded the stage in Intramuros with his rap songs, "Love," "Angel," and "Hate."
Michael Pacquiao impresses with his rap songs, ‘Love,’ ‘Angel,’ and ‘Hate.’ He performs in Intramuros while DJ Aryan Magat gives him the beats from Boracay – powered by Smart 5G.
Hit alternative band UDD wrapped up the concert with their upbeat and soulful performances of "Tambalan," Sigurado," and" Never, " which are part of their self-titled album released last year.
Aside from these incredible performances, Acces5Granted also virtually transported the viewers to Boracay and Intramuros to whet everyone's appetite for travel as DOT and local government units gradually open tourists spots with safety protocols in place.
Fiber-like speeds on the go
Lucky viewers also got to win some of the latest Smart 5G-certified smartphones, including OPPO Reno 4Z 5G, realme X50 Pro 5G, Huawei nova 7 5G; Samsung A42 5G; and vivo V20 Pro 5G. Smart is also gearing up to for the official launch of the Smart 5G-certified iPhone 12.
The latest evolution in wireless communications, 5G offers next level upload and download speeds and ultra-low latency, which enable users to stream high-resolution videos seamlessly, play high-bandwidth online games without lag, and benefit from other cutting-edge apps and services on their smartphone with fiber-like speeds.
Turning PH into Smart 5G country
Smart has made great strides in its vision to quickly turn the Philippines into a Smart 5G country.
The telco services provider has fired up Smart 5G sites in strategic locations across the country including Metro Manila, Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Laguna, and Rizal. All Smart Prepaid and Smart Postpaid subscribers have also been provisioned for Smart 5G service, which they may enjoy using a Smart 5G-certified handset at a Smart 5G-covered location.
Smart subscribers can make the most of Smart 5G with GIGA Pro, Smart's biggest prepaid data offer with up to 114 GB data. To register to GIGA Pro, dial *123# or log in to the GigaLife App.
Smart’s 5G rollout complements the mobile services provider’s network deployment and improvements for Smart LTE, which has been cited as the country's fastest mobile data network by third-party mobile internet analytics firms, such as Ookla and Opensignal.
Learn more about Smart 5G by visiting 5G.Smart and watch out for more 5G-powered events by following Smart's official social media accounts on Smart, Twitter, and Instagram.