Smart maintains leadership in 5G roaming

Mobile phone giant Smart Communications has retained its leadership in the 5G space, serving customers in 62 countries through its partnerships with 115 telcos across the world.

Customers with 5G-capable SIMs and devices can enjoy live 5G roaming services in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brunei, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Northern Mariana Islands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Vietnam.

“As travel restrictions ease, more Filipinos and their families are planning to travel overseas especially during the holiday season. Our goal is to enable our customers and those of our roaming partners to access our Smart 5G roaming services, so that they could stay updated with their work or lifestyle wherever they are in the world,” said Chet Alviz, vice president Wireless Core and International Business Group at Smart.

Smart’s parent firm, PLDT operates the country’s most extensive fiber network, which spanned more than 1.09 million kilometers in international and domestic fiber as of end-September.

This fiber infrastructure also supports Smart’s 77,200 base stations, including 7,300 5G base stations and close to 40,000 4G/LTE base stations deployed nationwide. Smart’s network covers 97% of the population with 3G, LTE, and 5G.

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