Smart brings Wi-Fi to cemete­ries, transpo hubs for ‘undas’

To bolster government initiatives to improve public service delivery during “undas” or All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day weekend, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has deployed carrier-grade Wi-Fi connectivity in major cemeteries and transport hubs to support crowds who are traveling to visit loved ones in time for the occasion. Families trooping to…

PLDT-Smart, Manila City Government Sign MOA To Launch Smart WiFi

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the City Government of Manila to provide fast and free Smart WiFi across the city, particularly government offices, hospitals, universities and other key areas. PLDT chair and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan, Smart Chief Revenue Officer Alfredo S. Panlilio and Manila Mayor…

PLDT, Smart Back MMDA Earthquake Drill Anew

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. once again provided emergency communications support for this year’s Metro-wide earthquake drill conducted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The fifth Metro Manila Shake Drill, which simulated the “Big One” or a magnitude 7.2 earthquake situation, began at 4 a.m. last July 27 to portray a massive…

PLDT, Smart Donate Tower To Philippine Air Force

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) have donated a decommissioned Sun facility in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Under its C4iStar Project, the PAF is strengthening its telecommunications capabilities by interconnecting its offices and bases nationwide and upgrading its internet…

PLDT, Smart Support First Gov’t eSports Tournament

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are supporting the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)’s celebration of National ICT Month this June by providing high-speed connectivity support for its events. Among the highlights of this celebration is the first-ever national government-organized Mobile Legends tournament, which is open to all national government…

Video And 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 Php16.9 billion,…

PLDT Welcomes The Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Candidates

The 40 candidates for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant paid a courtesy visit to the head office of leading telecommunications and digital services provider PLDT Inc. to kick off activities leading to the Coronation Night on June 9. During the visit, the candidates shared with PLDT executives and employees the different causes close to…

PLDT, Smart Provide Communications Support For 2019 Elections

Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications have extended support to various groups to ensure the success of the 2019 national and local elections. PLDT recently formalized its support to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting for the midterm elections by boosting the PPCRV headquarters’ connectivity facilities. These…

Smart Fires Up LTE In Romblon

Customers of PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) in Romblon can look forward to a better mobile data experience as Smart transforms Romblon into an LTE province. As part of its continuing network expansion and upgrades across the country, Smart has fired up Long Term Evolution (LTE) sites across the province’s three major islands:…