Smart Communications is powering the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Filipino Cup in Clark Freeport, Pampanga with mobile technology and 5G connection.
Smart 5G will make capturing and broadcasting hardcourt action much simpler and more efficient. As a result, fans can expect to watch more angles and content on their favorite teams and players.
Smart 5G is also powering ball-tracking cameras and even enable heat-sensing cameras to constantly monitor the health and safety of all the members of the 12-team league and the working teams behind the PBA.
“Both technology and basketball are in the DNA of Smart. In this unprecedented PBA league, we are bringing these two together with the country’s first ever 5G-powered sports broadcast, paving the way for new exciting experiences for organizers, players, and fans of the sport,” said PLDT-Smart Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan.
“This reset is huge for Filipino basketball fans all over the country who have been missing the sport since we had that opening and ‘last’ game in March. Our support for PBA is in line with our thrust to bring Filipinos closer to their passions powered by mobile innovations made simple by Smart,” said Al S. Panlilio, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President and CEO.
Smart recently became the first mobile services provider in the country to roll out Smart 5G sites in key locations nationwide as it gears up to turn the Philippines into a “Smart 5G country.”
All Smart Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers can now experience fiber-like speeds on their 5G-certified devices at Smart 5G sites in Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, Mall of Asia Bay Area, North Avenue in Quezon City, Taft Avenue in Manila, Ortigas CBD, EDSA, New Clark City in Pampanga.
Smart 5G sites are also live in strategic locations in the cities of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, San Juan, and Pasay and in the provinces of Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo Laguna, and Rizal.
For more information about Smart 5G, you may visit 5g.smart.