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Smart expands 5G data roaming with 81 destinations

Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), the wireless subsidiary of network provider PLDT, has expanded its 5G data roaming offerings, now covering 81 destinations in collaboration with 140 key operators across the globe.

“As we expand our 5G roaming coverage through strong partnerships with key telco partners around the world, we hope to empower our global customers with fast 5G data roaming speeds from islands to cities, allowing them access to technology when it matters the most,” said Mitch Locsin, FVP and head of Enterprise and International Business Groups, , PLDT and Smart.

Smart has also streamlined the process for tourists equipped with 5G SIM cards and 5G-capable devices to connect to Smart’s 5G network when they visit the Philippines. 

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Smart has also made it easy and hassle-free for tourists who have 5G SIMs and 5G-capable devices to connect to Smart’s 5G network when they visit the country. 

“As the economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic, we want to make sure that international tourists can seamlessly connect to the Philippines’ fastest Smart mobile network when they use their 5G SIMs of our partner telcos whenever they visit the country, and use our network for their work, entertainment, and other connectivity needs,” said Joshua Montecillo, AVP and head, Wireless Product Management of Enterprise Business.

Customers with Smart 5G SIMs and 5G-capable devices can enjoy live 5G roaming services in Aland Island, Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Northern Marianas, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, 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 to these services, international customers can easily visit using their mobile browser to select data plans that cater to their specific roaming requirements.

Within the Philippines, the PLDT Group has expanded its extensive fiber network to over 1.1 million kilometers, comprising more than 231,000 kilometers of international fiber and over 885,000 kilometers of domestic fiber as of the end of June 2023. This robust fiber infrastructure forms the backbone of Smart’s mobile network, which blankets approximately 97% of the population with 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G coverage.