Smart Communications expands its 5G roaming coverage for Philippines-bound tourists with 84 roaming partners in 51 countries.
Visitors to the country can experience Smart’s 5G network with 5G-capable SIM cards and 5G-capable devices when they avail of the roaming services from their mobile operator when visiting the Philippines for business or vacation.
Since 2021, Smart has been doubling its efforts to serve the 5G roaming needs of inbound and outbound customers in Estonia, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Iceland, Latvia, France, Vietnam, Qatar, Greece, Finland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
To support the constant growth of mobile data traffic, Smart increased to 76,600 its total base stations nationwide as of end-March 2022, providing 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G to customers across the country, including around 7,300 5G base stations, all supported by fiber infrastructure of 803,000 kilometers.
The accelerated deployment of LTE, 5G, and fiber across the country is part of PLDT and Smart’s broader initiative to deliver a world-class experience to customers nationwide.