Mobile services provider Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has activated its 5G roaming service in Taiwan, in partnership with FarEasTone Telecommunications (FET), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) teaming up with Etisalat Group (Etisalat) and du.
FarEasTone Telecommunications is a leading telecommunications and digital application services company with the fastest 5G network in Taiwan. Etisalat Group (Etisalat) and du are two mobile telco brands in the UAE.
Etisalat is one of the world’s leading market players in the global telco industry. In December last year, the telco firm logged the world’s fastest 5G download speed at 9.1 Gigabits per second (on a prototype device). du, backed by the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (EITC), is the second-largest telco operator in UAE which is also heavily investing in their 5G rollout.
The launch of Smart’s 5G roaming service in Taiwan with FET comes at the heels of Smart’s partnership with KT Corp. for 5G roaming in South Korea. Smart, FET and KT are members of the CONEXUS Mobile Alliance, which is composed of 9 member-telcos in Asia who are at the forefront of delivering innovative, customer-friendly services for customers of member operators who frequently travel on business.
South Korea, Taiwan, and the UAE are among the top countries in 5G Download Speed (200 Mbps), according to the latest benchmarking of OpenSignal, an independent mobile analytics company specializing in “quantifying mobile network experience.” The other countries include Australia, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia (150 Mbps).
5G Download Speed represents the average speed using an active 5G connection.
Smart Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers roaming in those countries can also maximize the service by subscribing to Smart’s GigaRoam plans for as low as P999. Interested customers can visit roam.smart.com.ph to discover and subscribe to available data roaming plans.
Smart’s 5G roaming service allows a Smart subscriber to enjoy worry-free 5G service even while abroad through Smart’s 5G roaming partners, as part of Smart’s commitment to delivering superior customer service.
5G roaming speeds mean faster upload of travel blogs and videos, fast download speeds, and seamless data connectivity to work-productivity apps for business travelers.