Saturday, June 17, 2023

Smart maintains 5G roaming lead in 70 countries worldwide

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) sustains its leadership in 5G roaming, serving customers in 70 countries through its partnerships with 118 key operators around the world. 

“With customer centricity as our guide, we continue to expand our 5G roaming coverage through our ever-growing list of international telco partners, to empower our global customers with fast 5G data roaming speeds wherever they are in the world,” said Chet Alviz, Vice President Wireless Core and International Business Group at Smart.

Customers with Smart 5G SIMs and 5G-capable devices can enjoy live 5G roaming services in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, 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, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, the Vatican, Vietnam, and Wales.

To subscribe, customers abroad can visit to choose the data plans that would best suit their roaming needs.


Strongest network for 5G in PH

As of end-March 2023, PLDT has expanded its total fiber footprint to over 1.1 million kilometers, consisting of over 231,000 kilometers of international fiber and over 874,000 kilometers of domestic fiber.


This fiber infrastructure also supports Smart's 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G network, which covers 97 percent of the country's population as of the end of the first quarter of this year.


These efforts to expand local and global roaming coverage are fundamental to the PLDT Group’s contribution to helping the Philippines meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal # 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.


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