Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with True Move H Universal Communication Co., Ltd. (True) to launch 5G roaming services in Thailand.
“Our partnership with True allows us to reach more Smart customers in Thailand as we continue to bring our world-class services to Filipinos wherever they are in the world,” Alice Ramos, vice president and head of Roaming and Consumer Business at Smart said.
True is Thailand’s only fully integrated telecommunications provider, offering mobile services, broadband internet, television, content, as well as digital and other telecommunication services.
Smart’s partnership with True allows customers in Thailand to access Smart’s worry-free 5G roaming services with their Smart 5G-ready SIM and 5G-capable device.
To widen its 5G roaming coverage, Smart also recently teamed up with Sunrise in Switzerland; SmarTone and Hong Kong Telecommunications in Hong Kong; Pelephone in Israel; Turkcell in Turkey; Ooredoo and STC in Kuwait; StarHub in Singapore; NTT Docomo in Japan; Vodafone in Australia; Zain Kuwait, Zain Saudi Arabia, and Zain Bahrain; China Mobile and China Unicom in China; Etisalat and du in United Arab Emirates; FarEasTone and T-Star in Taiwan; and KT Corp in South Korea.
As the Philippines’ first mobile network operator to roll out an extensive 5G roaming series of partnerships with industry leaders in key markets, Smart remains at the forefront of the 5G revolution back home.
To date, more than 2,300 Smart 5G sites have been fired up at strategic locations nationwide including in all of Metro Manila’s cities and municipalities, and in the provinces of Benguet, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal, Cebu, Iloilo, Aklan, Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Davao.
Supporting Smart’s 5G network is PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, which is the most extensive in the country at more than 429,000 kilometers as of December 2020.