PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. yesterday said it has deployed fixed and wireless networks to increased capacity and coverage in New Clark City (NCC) for the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
PLDT-Smart, the official telecom partner of the 30th Southeast Asian Games said, it is also augmenting capacity and coverage in key areas around the NCC in anticipation of the heavy influx of crowds during the competitions.
Smart WiFi connectivity will also be available for fans watching the competitions at the NCC, Clark Parade Grounds and the World Trade Center.
“The SEA Games is a momentous event, especially for our athletes and their fans. By deploying our networks in NCC, we are ensuring that our customers always have quality connectivity that allows them to stay connected with family and friends while watching the games at the NCC, and enables them to share their enthusiastic support for our athletes during the Games,” said Mario Tamayo, PLDT-Smart senior vice president and head for network planning and engineering.
“With our networks in place, international athletes and other members of foreign delegations from across Southeast Asia can also stay connected with their fans and loved ones in their home countries, and share their experiences in the Philippines during the SEA Games with the rest of the world,” Tamayo added.
These network expansion activities in New Clark City are part of PLDT-Smart’s broader efforts to improve customer experience nationwide.
As of September 2019, Smart has already deployed around 21,700 LTE (Long-Term Evolution) base stations across the country to improve mobile service quality and coverage. PLDT, on the other hand, has also expanded its fiber footprint to around 307,000 kilometers.