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Smart reaffirms leadership in 5G roaming, offers services in 45 countries

by Smart Communications | Feb 11, 2022
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PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has reaffirmed its leadership in 5G roaming, serving customers in forty-five (45) countries worldwide.
Smart reaffirms leadership in 5G roaming, offers services in 45 countries

Customers in Malta, Croatia, Indonesia, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus, Portugal, Poland, Guam, and France can now enjoy live 5G roaming services with their 5G-capable SIMs and devices through Smart’s partnerships with global telco operators in these countries. 
 
Smart also increased its 5G roaming coverage with sixty-eight (68) roaming partners in five continents, striking up additional partnerships in Canada, Turkey, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bulgaria to serve more customers wherever they are in the world. The service is also available in Taiwan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Israel, China, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, Denmark, Vietnam, Qatar, Ireland, Oman, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Austria, Romania, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
 
“Our goal is to enable our global customers with fast data speeds whenever they access our Smart 5G roaming services through our growing list of international telco partners,” Chet Alviz, Vice President Wireless Core and International Business Group at Smart. 
 
Smart 5G roaming subscribers in these countries can subscribe to Smart’s GigaRoam 1GB roaming plan for only P999 valid for 5 days. To subscribe, simply visit roam.smart.com.ph or download GigaLife app. 
 

5G footprint in PH


The accelerated deployment of 5G in the Philippines is part of PLDT and Smart’s broader initiative to deliver world-class mobile experience to its customers nationwide. To support growing mobile data traffic, Smart has increased to 75,400 its total base stations nationwide as of end-December 2021, supporting its 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G subscribers from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi. This includes around 7,200 5G base stations. Supporting Smart's mobile network is PLDT's extensive fiber footprint, which was at 743,700 kilometers as of end-2021.
 
These efforts are also part of the PLDT and Smart’s contribution in helping the Philippines meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal # 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.
 
For more information, visit www.smart.com.ph.

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