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Smart’s 5G network breaches 3,000 sites nationwide

PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has fired up more than 3,000 5G sites across the country as of May. This includes 5G sites deployed in far-flung and mountainous areas.

Continuing this big push for 5G in the country, Smart recently expanded its Unli 5G offer to cover all Smart 5G sites nationwide. From its initial selected sites covering Metro Manila, Angeles City, Baguio City, Cavite City, Cebu City, Clark City, and Davao City, Smart’s Unli 5G offer is now available to customers at over 3,000 Smart 5G locations around the country, including Batangas, Bacolod, Boracay, Cagayan de Oro, Laguna, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Quezon.

The Unli 5G offer is available exclusively via the GigaLife App. To make the most of Unli 5G, Smart subscribers should have a Smart 5G-certified device and be in a Smart 5G-covered location. The GigaLife App has a feature that shows the location of 5G coverage in the country. Currently, all Smart LTE SIMs are already 5G-ready.

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With Unli 5G, subscribers can enjoy a superior and reliable 5G experience with no data-capping or speed-throttling. Unli 5G also comes with data for non-5G use so customers can stay connected even when they move from a 5G-covered location to a non-5G-covered site, or switch between Smart 5G and 4G/LTE networks.

Smart 5G complements Smart’s continuous expansion of its 4G/LTE network. Currently, Smart’s mobile networks serve 96% of the population from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi. Enabling Smart’s mobile networks is PLDT’s fiber infrastructure at over 478,000 kilometers as of end-March 2021.