Smart Communications is on track to deliver a triple-digit increase in its 5G users in the next few years. The telco continues to lead in the 5G space by providing the fastest 5G speeds and the widest 5G network coverage in the Philippines.
This outlook is based on the rapid growth of Smart 5G users, which have now reached around 800,000 – a 200% increase from the number of Smart 5G users in December 2020. Smart has also delivered a three-fold increase in 5G data traffic in the first quarter and second quarter of 2021.
This contributed to Smart’s 39.5 million mobile data users as of end-June, the highest in the country, resulting in a double-digit increase in mobile data revenues in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year.
To date, Smart has also deployed over 4,400 5G sites in more than 4,000 locations in the Philippines. Early this month, they also fired up the first batch of its commercial 5G Standalone (SA) sites in Makati City, one of the first 5G SA networks in the world.
Aside from ramping up its 5G network rollout, Smart introduced new 5G services to entice and migrate more data users to 5G. They unveiled Signature Plans+, the first postpaid line-up in the country featuring Unlimited 5G, and also introduced the country’s first Unli 5G data offers for prepaid subscribers in April.
Smart is also gearing up to make available more 5G devices, such as the much-anticipated iPhone 13. Powered by Smart 5G, these 5G devices enable subscribers to experience next-level speeds for their online activities, from sending heavy work or school files in seconds, making crystal-clear video calls and virtual meetings, streaming ultra-HD movies seamlessly, to playing high-bandwidth mobile games without lag.