Philippines operator Smart Communications has announced that it has expanded the 5G roaming, serving customers in forty-five countries worldwide.
According to a press release from the wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, customers in Malta, Croatia, Indonesia, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus, Portugal, Poland, Guam, and France can now enjoy live 5G roaming services with their 5G-capable SIMs and devices through Smart’s partnerships with global telco operators in these countries.
The PLDT wireless unit further informed that its 5G roaming coverage increased with 68 roaming partners in five continents, striking up additional partnerships in Canada, Turkey, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bulgaria to serve more customers wherever they are in the world. The service is also available in Taiwan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Israel, China, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, Denmark, Vietnam, Qatar, Ireland, Oman, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Austria, Romania, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
“Our goal is to enable our global customers with fast data speeds whenever they access our Smart 5G roaming services through our growing list of international telco partners,” said Chet Alviz, Vice President Wireless Core and International Business Group at Smart.
Smart has increased its total number of base stations to 75,400 nationwide since December 20221, this total includes 7,200 5G base stations, which also supports the company's fibre footprint which measures 743,700 kilometres in the same period.