PLDT, Smart employees embrace online child safety with CyberSmart digital caravan

Smart, the wireless unit of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, takes on the role of the youth’s champion against cyber criminals through its CyberSmart: Cyber Security Beyond Digital series. The digital caravan has been adapted for PLDT-Smart employees to help them secure their families, especially their children, against the dangers lurking in the world… Continue reading PLDT, Smart employees embrace online child safety with CyberSmart digital caravan

PLDT ramps up customer service with digital solutions, enables safer online transactions at home

The country’s largest integrated telco PLDT is continuing to ramp up its customer support services with digital solutions to enable its Home/residential customers to conduct more transactions online so they can stay safe in their homes amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. PLDT has added an SMS channel and a digital assistant on PLDT Home Facebook… Continue reading PLDT ramps up customer service with digital solutions, enables safer online transactions at home

Smart gets global citation for improved 4G availability

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has been named among the “global rising stars” in terms of improvement in 4G availability, in the Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2020 of independent analytics firm Opensignal. Opensignal is the independent global standard for analyzing consumer mobile experience. Its industry reports are the definitive guide to understanding… Continue reading Smart gets global citation for improved 4G availability

PLDT ramps up e-learning initiatives for the new normal

For 33-year-old Daisy Jane Diola of Cebu City, there could not be a better time to go back to school, betting against all odds in a pandemic. Giving up her sales job, she embraced technology and started attending online classes, one of hundreds of thousands nationwide now braving the challenges of e-learning in the new… Continue reading PLDT ramps up e-learning initiatives for the new normal

Smart fires up first ‘5G Media City’

Live TV coverage powered by 5G? PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have taken a step closer to that goal by recently firing up Smart 5G at the TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong City. The Smart 5G facilities were launched in time for PLDT Enterprise’s “Keep Moving Forward” event on Aug. 4,… Continue reading Smart fires up first ‘5G Media City’

PH notches ‘impressive improvements’ in 4G availability, download speeds: Opensignal

Mobile network experience in the Philippines has had “impressive improvements” since 2017 as Filipinos spent more time on 4G/LTE, according to the latest analysis by independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal. The analysis, which is available on Opensignal’s website, found that between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2020, 4G Availability in… Continue reading PH notches ‘impressive improvements’ in 4G availability, download speeds: Opensignal

Smart 5G goes live

5G handsets available, 5G coverage in key CBDs Starting July 30th, the 5G mobile phone network of Smart Communications is going live as a commercial service. In this initial phase of its commercial deployment, Smart Signature, Infinity and other Smart postpaid subscribers will be able to enjoy the super-fast data service of Smart 5G in… Continue reading Smart 5G goes live

Smart’s LTE service keeps people connected despite COVID-19 quarantine

Msgr. Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela is the parish priest of the St. Augustine of Hippo Parish in Bacong, Negros Oriental. Like a growing number of his fellow pastors in this largely Catholic country, he is holding “virtual masses” this Holy Week amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has made public gatherings in churches a serious health… Continue reading Smart’s LTE service keeps people connected despite COVID-19 quarantine

Smart to roll out Google Station free WiFi in Iloilo City

To boost Iloilo City’s bid to be one of the country’s best urbanized cities, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. has signed an agreement with the Iloilo City government and Mayor Jerry Treñas to deploy free Wi-Fi services via Google Station across key public areas in the city. Under the agreement, Smart will roll out… Continue reading Smart to roll out Google Station free WiFi in Iloilo City