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PLDT, Smart provide fastest internet connections in Philippines — Ookla

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. provided the fastest fixed and mobile internet speeds in the country during the first half of the year, according to Ookla.

Smart to offer Oppo A3S devices at a discount

PLDT, Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. said it is tapping Chinese smartphone brand Oppo to grow the adoption of long term evolution (LTE) network in the country.

Smart to expand LTE coverage in Palawan

THE wireless unit of PLDT, Inc., Smart Communications Inc., is ramping up its long term-evolution (LTE) network in Palawan as it sees increased tourism in the island.

Smart upgrades LTE network in Boracay

SMART Communications, Inc. said it has upgraded its long term evolution (LTE) network in Boracay in anticipation of tourists flocking to the island this summer.

Smart edges Globe in terms of mobile video experience — report

WIRELESS coverage mapping firm Opensignal said Smart Communications, Inc. is “far in the lead” against its rival Globe Telecom, Inc. in terms of providing a seamless mobile video experience to customers in the Philippines.

Smart teams up with Nokia for 5G

PLDT, INC.’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. announced on Tuesday it is partnering with Nokia for the rollout of its fifth generation (5G) network in universities.

Smart’s very first web series is the romance Find Her

SMART Communications Inc. has finally ventured into the realm of web series as it introduces Find Her, a seven-part miniseries about the role of technology in romance, which drops its first episodes on Feb. 9 on Smart’s YouTube channel.

Malaysia’s RT Telecom sets aggressive tower rollout in PHL

MALAYSIA-BASED RT Telecom Sdn Bhd — a tower provider that has previously been tapped by Globe Telecom, Inc. and Smart Communications, Inc. — signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government to operate as an independent common tower provider in the Philippines.

Smart Wifi partners with Google

SMART Wifi has teamed up with tech giant Google to deliver free, high speed internet services in public locations around the Philippines, according to parent company PLDT, Inc.

Smart sets expansion of 5G network coverage

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. said it plans to expand the coverage of its fifth generation (5G) network by next year, which it hopes will spur the creation of more “5G cities.”

Smart brings LTE, LTE-A network to Bulacan

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. said it rolled out its long-term evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in several towns in Bulacan.

Smart makes first video call on 5G connection in Philippines

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. made its first fifth generation (5G) to 5G video call on Wednesday, two weeks after it fired up its first 5G cell sites in Makati City and Clark, Pampanga.

Smart activates 5G cell sites in Makati, Clark

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. said it has fired up its first fifth generation (5G) cell sites located at the Makati Central Business District and Clark Freeport Zone on Wednesday.

Smart seeks help for School-in-a-Bag program for IP communities

SMART COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. is looking for more donors and sponsors for its School-in-a-Bag program to reach more children from indigenous peoples (IP) communities. The...

Smart says proposed common tower policy violates its franchise

SMART Communications, Inc. said the proposed policy on common towers violates its legislative franchise, which gave PLDT, Inc.’s wireless unit the right to build its own telecommunications towers.

Smart offers roaming products at this weekend’s Travel Sale Fair

IN A bid to change how Filipino travelers view roaming, Smart Communications has partnered with the Travel Sale Fair — which runs from Oct. 12 to 14 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City — to promote their new travel products and packages.

Smart taps Samsung for VoWi-fi launch in Oct.

SMART Communications, Inc. is partially rolling out next month its Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-fi) call over a live network service for users of the latest Samsung devices, it said on Wednesday.

Smart successfully makes 1st Voice over Wi-fi call in Cebu

SMART Communications, Inc. on Tuesday said it has made the first successful Voice over Wi-fi (VoWifi) call over a live network in Cebu, a few months after the company made the same breakthrough in Manila.

PLDT, Smart on track to meet data service targets

PLDT, Inc. and wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said the group is on track to meet its 2018 targets for the expansion of fixed and wireless networks in the country.

Smart taps Ericsson for 5G roll out in first half of...

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said its rollout of fifth generation (5G) technology is set for the first half of 2019 as it ties up with Ericsson.

Smart taps Ericsson for 5G roll out in 2019

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said its roll out of fifth generation (5G) technology is booked for the first half of 2019...

Smart says 92% of Metro Manila sites with LTE

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless mobile unit Smart Communications, Inc. said it has upgraded more than 92% of its sites in Metro Manila with Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology.

Smart rolls out LTE capacity upgrades to Metro Manila sites

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless mobile unit Smart Communications, Inc. said 92% of its network sites in Metro Manila has Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced...

PLDT, Smart top Ookla Internet speed tests

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. obtained the top scores in Ookla’s speed testing study covering the the first half of the year.

Smart, Globe implement 1-year expiry period for prepaid load

SMART COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. have extended the validity of prepaid cellular credits or “load” below P300 to one year.

Smart targets to have 5G-ready network by 2020

SMART Communications, Inc. is preparing for fifth generation (5G) technology through research and pilot-testing, with the goal of having a 5G-ready network by 2020.

PHL shows vast improvement in 4G speeds — OpenSignal

THE PHILIPPINES improved in long-term evolution (LTE) availability and speed from last year due to the expansion of services by the telecommunications giants, according to a recent report.

Smart revenues hit P14.8B in 1st quarter

SMART Communications, Inc. posted higher service revenues this quarter, driven by its mobile data business. The wireless subsidiary of PLDT, Inc. said in a statement...

Smart: Quezon City network upgrade to be completed this month

SMART Communications, Inc. said Quezon City residents can expect better mobile Internet services as the company is on track to complete its network upgrade...

3rd telco player to be chosen by end 2018

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Department of Information and Communications Techonology (DICT) has pushed back its target to select a third player...

Smart prepaid subscribers to get 1-hour free YouTube access

SMART Communications, Inc. is giving its prepaid subscribers free access to YouTube for one hour daily until July 15. In a statement, PLDT, Inc.’s wireless...

Smart prepaid subscribers get free one-hour daily YouTube access until July

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is giving prepaid customers free access for one hour daily to YouTube until July 15. Smart said...

Smart ramps up rollout of LTE-Advanced

SMART Communications, Inc. is ramping up the deployment of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and carrier aggregation technology, as it seeks to improve mobile data services to...

DICT sticks to May target in naming third telco player

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it will retain its target of naming a third major telco player by May and...

PHL telcos get mixed 4G service test results

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. led regionally in 4G availability while Smart Communications, Inc. led in 4G speeds, mirroring national results, a London-based company said. In its...

Smart launching LTE service in Cebu

PLDT, Inc. subsidiary Smart Communications said it is offering long-term evolution (LTE) services in Cebu for Sun subscribers. Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart Senior...

Smart says tests show improved LTE speeds

SMART Communications, Inc. said over the weekend internal tests have shown improvements in its mobile data speeds in Metro Manila. In a statement, the wireless...

Smart gets smarter with values

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco It’s heartening that numerous people, young and old, have been passionately involved in the recent elections — some leaps and bounds...

Dapitan brought to the digital tourism space

An interactive marker in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, contains QR codes and Near Field Communication stickers which, when scanned or tapped via a...

Warner Bros., Smart take on Batman v Superman

ONE OF THE year’s most anticipated superhero movies has partnered with a local telecommunications company to broaden the user experience from beyond the silver...

Smart has heart!

Ads & Ends Nanette Franco-Diyco OF THE NUMEROUS commercials of Smart Communications, Inc., the Valentine’s commercial struck me as the most engaging, most heartwarming, most entertaining,...