PLDT’s Smart launches 5G SA network in Makati City

4 Oct 2021

Smart Communications, the mobile arm of Philippines telecoms giant PLDT Inc., has switched on its 5G Standalone (SA) mobile network in Makati City in preparation for the widespread adoption of the mobile standard. In a statement, Smart president and CEO, Alfredo Panlilio, confirmed: ‘With the first batch of our 5G SA sites now fully operational, we are starting to see the true capabilities of 5G which will play a critical role in the advancement of massive IoT, healthcare and smart cities, delivering customer experience that is truly world-class.’ The operator’s 5G SA network is equipped with features such as Voice over New Radio (VoNR) and network slicing, and is hoped to create ‘new opportunities for enterprises and consumers that will maximise its ultra-reliable and low latency capabilities’.

Philippines, PLDT Inc. (incl. Smart Communications and Sun Cellular)