PLDT-Smart: 5G network now live at more than 2,600 sites

29 Apr 2021

PLDT Inc. wireless division Smart Communications has announced that its in-deployment 5G network rollout now reaches more than 2,600 sites across the Philippines, up from 2,000 in late-March. In a statement today (29 April), the operator said that as part of efforts to ensure it has the widest 5G coverage in the country, services are now live in many major strategic locations, such as Metro Manila (officially known as the National Capital Region [NCR]), and in the provinces of Benguet, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal, Cebu, Iloilo, Aklan, Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga Sibugay and Davao.

Commenting, PLDT-Smart’s head of technology, Mario Tamayo, said: ‘We continue to upgrade and expand our network in order to deliver the best data experience to our customers, as fresh community quarantine measures require them to conduct most of their day-to-day tasks online in order to stay safe’. The mobile operator also unveiled a new ‘Unli 5G’ offer (with prices starting from PHP299 [USD6.16], valid for seven days) and claims to have increased its 5G outdoor coverage in the NCR to more than 90%.