PLDT Inc. and wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. deployed 5G cell sites in the Makati central business district.
PLDT and Smart activated the first 5G cell site at the PLDT headquarters in Makati City with technology partner Huawei. The 5G cell sites are 3GPP standard compliant and are the first to be activated in the Philippines.
The telecom companies also fired up 5G cell sites at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga with technology partner Ericsson.
“I am happy to announce that PLDT and Smart just fired up the first 5G cell sites in the country, putting the company alongside the first tier operators in the world to have deployed live 5G base stations. This is part of our commitment to bring the most advanced technologies to the country,” PLDT and Smart chair and chief executive Manuel Pangilinan said.