Smart expands 5G roaming to South Africa

Smart expands 5G roaming to South Africa

Smart Communications is launching its 5G roaming services in South Africa through a partnership with MTN GlobalConnect.

This brings Smart’s widest 5G roaming services live in five continents, with 50 partners in 34 countries.

Ray Arsenal, AVP and head of Roaming Partnerships, said Smart’s goal is to provide its global customers with fast data speeds whenever they access its 5G roaming services.

MTN GlobalConnect is an MTN operating company for pan-African telecommunication wholesale infrastructure services. It offers reliable solutions for fixed connectivity and international mobile services.

Aside from South Africa’s MTN, Smart 5G roaming services also recently went live with Taiwan Mobile; Swisscom in Switzerland; Telia Sweden; Telia Norway; Telia Finland; Telia Denmark; Telekom Deutschland in Germany; Hutchison HK in Hong Kong; AWN in Thailand; Vodafone in Romania; and Proximus in Belgium – serving customers in 34 countries around the world.

Smart’s 5G network–the country’s first, fastest and nationwidest–now has more than 4,000 sites across the Philippines, enabled by PLDT’s most extensive fiber infrastructure, at more than 524,000 kilometers as of end-June.

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