Smart Communications, Inc. has rolled out its 5G roaming service in fifty countries todate and operates with eighty international partners.
Smart 5G roaming subscribers in Estonia, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Iceland, and Latvia can benefit from the service using their 5G-capable SIM and devices through global telco partners Telia Estonia, Orange Slovakia, KPN, Siminn HF, and Tele2 Latvia.
Smart also increased its 5G roaming coverage by adding new partners in Vietnam (Vinaphone), Qatar (Ooredoo), Greece (Wind Hellas), Finland (Elisa), France (Orange France), Czech Republic (T-Mobile), and Bulgaria (Yettel Bulgaria/Telenor).
Since last year, Smart has been doubling its efforts to serve the 5G roaming needs of its customers in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
“We give our global customers access to fast data speeds through partnerships with international telco firms in key markets,” says Chet Alviz, Smart’s Vice President Wireless Core and International Business Group.
“This will empower them to pursue their passions and fulfill their purpose as COVID-19 restrictions ease across borders – reviving international travel and tourism as more people get vaccinated and adapt to the new normal,” he added.
Smart 5G roaming users in these countries can subscribe to Smart’s GigaRoam 1GB roaming plan for P999 valid for 5 days.
On the other hand, 5G customers in the Philippines also benefit from Smart’s 5G network.
The telco accelerated the deployment of 5G in the Philippines as part of its broader initiative to deliver world-class mobile experience to customers.
To support growing mobile data traffic from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi, Smart increased its total base stations to 75,400 as of end-December 2021.
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.
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