Telco PLDT Inc.’s wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. said Tuesday it launched a 5G roaming services in Thailand through its partnership with Bangkok-based True Move H Universal Communication Co., Ltd.
With its latest partnership, Smart has expanded its 5G roaming availability in 15 countries with 21 partners worldwide.
Smart’s partnership with True allows customers in Thailand to access Smart’s 5G roaming services with their Smart 5G-ready SIM and 5G-capable device.
Prepaid and postpaid customers can subscribe to the GigaRoam Thailand data pack that comes with 100GB for only P1,299 for 10 days.
“Our partnership with True allows us to reach more Smart customers in Thailand as we continue to bring our world-class services to Filipinos wherever they are in the world,” said Alice Ramos, vice president and head of Roaming and Consumer Business at Smart.
True is Thailand’s only fully integrated telecommunications provider, offering mobile services, broadband internet, television, content, as well as digital and other telecommunication services.
True and Smart are also members of the CONEXUS Mobile Alliance – an organization composed of nine member-telcos in Asia that are at the forefront of delivering innovative, customer-friendly services to their respective customers who frequently travel on business.
The alliance is currently chaired by PLDT Global CEO and head of International and Carrier Business Katrina Luna-Abelarde.
To widen its 5G roaming coverage, Smart said it recently teamed up with Sunrise in Switzerland; SmarTone and Hong Kong Telecommunications in Hong Kong; Pelephone in Israel; Turkcell in Turkey; Ooredoo and STC in Kuwait; StarHub in Singapore; NTT Docomo in Japan; Vodafone in Australia; Zain Kuwait, Zain Saudi Arabia, and Zain Bahrain; China Mobile and China Unicom in China; Etisalat and du in the United Arab Emirates; FarEasTone and T-Star in Taiwan; and KT Corp in South Korea.
In the Philippines, the telco has more than 2,300 Smart 5G sites that have been fired up at strategic locations nationwide including in all of Metro Manila's cities and municipalities, and the provinces of Benguet, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal, Cebu, Iloilo, Aklan, Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Davao. — DVM, GMA News