Smart Communications Inc. said its 5G mobile phone network is going live as a commercial services in key business districts in Metro Manila starting July 30.
“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,” Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT chief revenue officer and Smart president and chief of executive said.
In this initial phase of its commercial deployment, Smart Signature, Infinity and other Smart postpaid subscribers will be able to enjoy the super-fast data service of Smart 5G in key business districts of Metro Manila using Smart-certified handsets with 5G-activated SIMs.
These areas include the Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, SM Megamall and Mall of Asia Bay Area. Smart 5G is also being rolled out in key high-traffic areas such North Avenue in Quezon City and Taft Avenue in Manila, as well as in Ortigas CBD, and Clark Green City in Pampanga.
Through partnerships with device manufacturers, Smart will also launch its initial lineup of Smart 5G-certified devices from Huawei, Samsung, RealMe and Vivo, which will be available with Smart Signature plans in select Smart Stores.
The first five Smart 5G-certified devices are now available with the Smart Signature Device Plans S, M, L, and XL.
“On top of giving customers priority when it comes to the latest in technology and devices, Smart Signature also enables subscribers to do more by providing more data allocation of up to 30 GB per month,” Jane J. Basas, Smart senior vice president and head of Consumer Wireless Business said.
“It has taken a lot of time and effort. But the future is now here,” Basas said.