TL:DR: Smart now has over 3,000 5G sites nationwide.
Smart Communications, the first telco to launch 5G in the Philippines, has expanded its 5G network coverage to over 3,000 sites across the country.
“As we expand our network across the country, we are enabling more Filipinos to benefit from services, which can be enhanced by 5G,” said Mario G. Tamayo, Head of Technology at PLDT and Smart. “Our accelerated 5G rollout is part of our continuous efforts to upgrade and expand our network, ensuring that we deliver the best data experience to our customers in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao,” he added.
Smart Unli 5G
Continuing this big push for 5G in the country, Smart recently expanded its Unli 5G offer to cover all Smart 5G sites nationwide — an unprecedented move that enables more Filipinos to enjoy Smart’s most powerful offer on its fastest technology yet.
From its initial selected sites covering Metro Manila, Angeles City, Baguio City, Cavite City, Cebu City, Clark City, and Davao City, Smart’s Unli 5G offer is now available at over 5,000 Smart 5G locations around the country, including Batangas, Bacolod, Boracay, Cagayan de Oro, Laguna, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Quezon.
The Unli 5G offer is available exclusively via the GigaLife App. To make the most of Unli 5G, Smart subscribers should have a Smart 5G-certified device and be in a Smart 5G-covered location. The Gigalife app has a feature which shows the location of 5G coverage in the country. Currently, all Smart LTE SIMs are already 5G-ready.
With Unli 5G, subscribers can enjoy a superior and reliable 5G experience with no data-capping or speed-throttling. Unli 5G also comes with data for non-5G use so customers can stay connected even when they move from a 5G-covered location to a non-5G-covered site, or switch between Smart 5G and 4G/LTE networks.
PH’s fastest 5G network
These developments come at the heels of Smart’s recent award for having the fastest 5G network in the Philippines by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.
Based on consumer-initiated tests taken using Speedtest by Ookla, Smart has consistently posted the fastest 5G speeds for Q1 2021, with median download speeds of 190 Mbps.
Smart 5G complements Smart’s continuous expansion of its 4G/LTE network, which has also been recognized as the fastest mobile network in the country by third-party analytics firms including Ookla and Opensignal. Currently, Smart’s mobile networks serve 96% of the population from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi.
Enabling Smart’s mobile networks is PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, the country’s most extensive at over 478,000 kilometers as of end-March 2021.
For more information on Smart’s 5G advantage, 5G devices and 5G coverage, visit 5G.Smart.