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Smart partners with world’s largest mobile operator China Mobile for 5G roaming

Philippine mobile service provider Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with China Mobile to roll out 5G roaming services. The partnership further expands Smart’s 5G roaming coverage in key markets worldwide.

Under this agreement, roaming subscribers of Smart and China Mobile will be able to experience 5G roaming speeds when they visit China and the Philippines.

China Mobile is currently the world’s largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, serving almost one billion customers. Smart is China Mobile’s exclusive Philippine partner for its Hand-in-Hand Program, a global partnership with telco industry organizations worldwide.

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“We want to enable our customers to follow their passion and achieve their purpose through our services. Smart prepaid and postpaid subscribers will be able to enjoy 5G roaming speeds for seamless data connectivity for work-productivity apps, especially for business travelers,” said Alice Ramos, VP for International Roaming and Consumer Business at Smart.

Smart GigaRoam China

Smart 5G roamers in China can subscribe to GigaRoam China for P999 for 10 days, which includes a 3GB data allowance with open access for web surfing, video streaming, and social media.

Smart’s 5G roaming service allows a subscriber to enjoy worry-free 5G service even while abroad through Smart’s 5G roaming partners, in line with the telco’s commitment to delivering superior customer service.

The launch of Smart’s 5G roaming service in China follows the 5G partnerships established by Smart with various operators worldwide. Smart recently provided the widest 5G roaming coverage in the Middle East with Zain in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia; and in the United Arab Emirates with Etisalat and du. Smart also teamed up with Taiwan’s FarEasTone, and South Korea’s KT Corp.