Tag: Smart Communications Inc.

  • Smart, Aboitiz Foundation’s “Digiskarte Package” boosts Visayas cooperatives

    Smart, Aboitiz Foundation’s “Digiskarte Package” boosts Visayas cooperatives

    Nine cooperatives in the Visayas region have started to benefit from the partnership of Smart and Aboitiz Foundation, aimed at enabling small businesses’ digital capacities.

  • Smart partners with Lamac cooperative, enables Cebu farmers

    Smart partners with Lamac cooperative, enables Cebu farmers

    PLDT’s wireless unit Smart teams up with one of the country’s largest cooperatives, the Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LMPC). The partnership, which makes Smart the newest telco partner for Lamac, enables farmers’ livelihood through digital solutions at a time of a disruptive pandemic.

  • Faith overcomes pandemic: Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival revels in digital media era

    Faith overcomes pandemic: Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival revels in digital media era

    Faith and devotion in the Santo Niño took center stage as Ilonggos celebrated Dinagyang Festival online from the comfort and safety of their homes amid the pandemic.

  • PLDT expands fiber network in first 9 months to 395,000 kilometers

    PLDT expands fiber network in first 9 months to 395,000 kilometers

    Network capacity to carry 55 terabits per second, to increase by another 37 terabits per second The country’s largest and only integrated telco PLDT announced that its fiber infrastructure has reached 395,000 kilometers as of end of September 2020 – the most extensive and advanced digital transport network in the country, supporting all the internet […]

  • Smart gets global citation for improved 4G availability

    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 […]

  • Eager Cebu seniors are newest ‘Millenniors’

    Eager Cebu seniors are newest ‘Millenniors’

    From north to south, Cebu youth are coming together to make sure that Cebu’s seniors are keeping up with the changing times Nanay Miliang of Colawin, Argao stood out in more ways than one. Apart from being the oldest learner in the room, she also had the most interesting companion—where other lolas had their small […]

  • PLDT, Smart retailers win big at Ka-Partner Rewards 2019

    PLDT, Smart retailers win big at Ka-Partner Rewards 2019

    Five brand-new millionaires, and more than 100 winners of motorcycles, mobile gadgets, load wallets, grocery items, and other premium items—these are the exciting highlights of this year’s Ka-Partner Rewards program of PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications. The program’s latest winners of P1 million in cash and livelihood packages are two housewives and sari-sari store […]

  • Video, mobile games boost Smart’s data usage and revenues

    Video, mobile games boost Smart’s data usage and revenues

    PLDT Inc.’s resurgent mobile business posted record revenue growth in the first quarter of 2019, riding on the growing appetite of its customers for online video and mobile games. Service revenues of its individual wireless business, which includes the consumer sales of its Smart, Sun and TNT mobile brands, jumped 18% year-on-year to P16.9 billion, […]

  • Adult learning gets boost with Learning Center, Smart School-in-a-Bag

    Adult learning gets boost with Learning Center, Smart School-in-a-Bag

    When the Department of Education (DepEd) conceptualized the Alternative Learning System (ALS) over 15 years ago, its primary goal was simple: to assist out-of-school youth and adult learners who haven’t completed basic education. Years later, the government agency realized the need to further enhance ALS education interventions. This led to the development of ALS-Education and […]

  • Better video experience on Smart LTE: Opensignal

    Better video experience on Smart LTE: Opensignal

    Customers of PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) experience faster video loading times and fewer video stalling occurrences while on Smart’s LTE network, according to the latest analysis by Opensignal. The analysis, which is available on Opensignal’s website and covered the period Nov. 1, 2018 to Jan. 29, 2019, showed that Smart scored a […]

  • Budding teacher in Cebu develops award-winning tutorial app

    Budding teacher in Cebu develops award-winning tutorial app

    Cris Militante was still in college when he realized how much he wanted to teach. The computer science and information technology student said 3 of his classmates at the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City had asked him to tutor them in programming lessons, which they struggled with. The 3 subsequently passed the […]

  • Cebu student teams dominate Smart innovation contest

    Cebu student teams dominate Smart innovation contest

    A system that allows students to set up classes online for special lessons on areas they need help with was picked this year’s winner of the SWEEP (Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program) Innovation and Excellence Awards. The project, called Team ERYL from the University of San Carlos (USC), won the top prize of P300,000 during […]

  • 4 teams from Cebu in finals of Smart’s innovation competition

    4 teams from Cebu in finals of Smart’s innovation competition

    Four student teams from Cebu are in the running for the country’s biggest technology competition, the SWEEP (Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program) Innovation and Excellence Awards. Three teams from the University of San Carlos and one from the University of San Jose Recoletos are among the 10 student teams from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao that […]

  • UBS Phils, PSF turn over School-in-a-Bag for Mindanao learners

    UBS Phils, PSF turn over School-in-a-Bag for Mindanao learners

    Students of remote schools in Talayan, Maguindanao and Patikul, Sulu will soon benefit from digital learning made possible by Smart Communications’ School-in-a-Bag. Containing a laptop, five tablets, TV, a solar panel with batteries, and educational content, the learning package is donated to far-flung communities, especially those without electricity. UBS Investments Philippines and the PLDT-Smart Foundation […]

  • Cebu City library gets free wifi in partnership with Smart

    Cebu City library gets free wifi in partnership with Smart

    Shortly after expanding to 24-hour daily operations, the Cebu City Public Library and Information Center rolled out a carrier-grade wifi service for users in partnership with Smart Communications, Inc. Students, researchers, and other library patrons get their first 30 minutes of Smart Wifi access for free. They can extend access by buying credits via cellphone […]

  • Smart, YouTube partnership offers free 1-hour daily access to video site

    Smart, YouTube partnership offers free 1-hour daily access to video site

    PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is giving Smart, TNT, and Sun prepaid customers free access for one hour daily to YouTube and soon to other online video services until July 15. These subscribers can watch YouTube for one hour for free daily by simply registering to load packages like GigaSurf99, AllOutSurf99, GigaSurf 50, […]

  • Smart donates digital learning packages for Basilan learners

    Smart donates digital learning packages for Basilan learners

    Students in Basilan, particularly those under the Alternative Learning System (ALS), now have access to mobile tools and digital content that will help make learning more fun and effective for them. Smart Communications recently turned over two School-in-a-Bag units to the Department of Education-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, represented by Secretary Rasol Mitmug, in Lantawan […]

  • Nepal taps eHealth system of Smart as disaster risk reduction tool

    Nepal taps eHealth system of Smart as disaster risk reduction tool

    SHINE OS+, an electronic medical record and referral system initiated by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), has been adopted in Nepal as a tool for disaster risk reduction. Dr. Regina Estuar of Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center (AJWCC) recently conducted a workshop on the open source platform with the Nursing Association of Nepal […]

  • LTE, 3G speeds significantly up in Metro Cebu

    LTE, 3G speeds significantly up in Metro Cebu

    The nationwide network modernization program of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the mobile unit of PLDT, Inc., is in full swing and recent field tests in Metro Cebu are showing impressive LTE and 3G speeds in the Visayas region’s premier urban hub. Internal field tests conducted in key areas in and around Metro Cebu have shown […]

  • Smart’s mobile digital lab for preschoolers wins award in Singapore

    Smart’s mobile digital lab for preschoolers wins award in Singapore

    Smart TechnoCart – a mobile digital laboratory donated to public schools to develop literacy among kindergarten students – won the Social Contribution Award at the prestigious Asia Communication Awards (ACA) ceremony held recently in Singapore. Organized annually by London-based industry publication Total Telecom, the ACA recognizes outstanding performance by Asian carriers, multimedia content providers, vendors, […]