To improve the quality of connectivity for customers in Northern Luzon, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. continues to roll-out carrier-grade Smart Wifi across government offices, transportation hubs and tourist spots in the region, helping customers be more productive on-the-go.
Smart Wifi is now available at the Benguet Provincial Capitol, the latest addition to the growing list of Smart Wifi-powered government establishments across the country.
Smart Wifi is also available along Session Road, at the National Bureau of Investigation office located on Upper Session Road, and at The Camp, which has been launched as a Smart Spot, and will soon be launched in Baguio City Hall. Baguio City, known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, is one of the major tourist destinations in the country. It hosts around a million tourists every year.
“With the stepped-up rollout of carrier-grade Smart Wifi, PLDT continues to be at the forefront of the country’s digital transformation into a Smart Nation through better connectivity for all,” said Jovy Hernandez, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise for PLDT and Smart.
Aside from these key areas, Smart Wifi is also available in the City Hall of Laoag in Ilocos Norte, in key transportation hubs like the Tuguegarao Airport in Cagayan, Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte and Partas Bus Terminal in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, and in Northern Luzon colleges and universities such as the Pangasinan State University and Colegio de Dagupan in Pangasinan and Divine Word College in Laoag.
Smart Wifi is also available in the surfing town of La Union, where Smart Spots have been launched in Fatwave Surf Resort, San Juan Surf Resort, Sebay Surf Central, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Planet G.
A backhaul capacity of up to 100 megabits per second (expandable to 1 gigabit per second) allows users to have the best digital experience when accessing their emails and social media accounts, downloading and sending files on-the-go, and checking out relevant digital content and services online.
“With Smart Wifi now available in more regions throughout the Philippines, more Filipinos can now access high quality connections and use them to avail themselves of important government services, as well as stay connected via their social media while on-the-go,” said Hernandez.
“We are working with local government, schools, resorts and various establishments in bringing better connectivity to more people. We are thankful that we have them as partners in helping us set-up and maintain these Smart Wifi areas,” Hernandez added.
“With technology now in place to help improve productivity in the province and better connect our community, we look forward to taking Benguet and its people to even greater heights,” said Benguet Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso.
By April Kagawan