Smart Telecommunications, Inc. on Friday said it partnered with smartphone brand Oppo to develop 5G Standalone (5G-SA) use cases in the Philippines.  

In a statement, Smart said it has been testing Oppo’s 5G smartphones’ compatibility with its commercial 5G-SA sites in Makati.  

“By maximizing its ultra-reliable and low latency capabilities, 5G-SA paves the way for new innovation and opportunities for enterprises and consumers alike,” PLDT and Smart Head of Technology Mario G. Tamayo said in a statement. 

5G-SA technology allows super-fast response times and quicker access to higher data rates required by cloud gaming or immersive media. Integrating such feature in Smart’s 5G network can lead to new consumer and business services beyond mobile phone screens.  

“Oppo is proud to partner with Smart in its pursuit of being at the forefront of the 5G evolution. We are committed to continuously provide Filipino consumers with reliable 5G enabled smartphones ranging from entry level to flagship offerings that will enable our consumers to move bigger and do more,” Ele Yu, Oppo Philippines marketing director, said. 

Smart has over 6,400 5G base stations across the country. 

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