Smart, KT Corp. team-up to extend 5G roaming data services in South Korea


Smart Communications, Inc., the wireless arm of Philippines’ leading integrated telecommunication giant- PLDT, has reportedly partnered with telecom major KT Corp. to introduce its 5G roaming services across South Korea. Seemingly, the latest GigaRoam data pack offered by Smart offers more data allocation with extended validity and is designed to give roamers seamless connectivity when traveling. With the gradual relaxations in travel restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines telecom company aims at launching various other 5G roaming partnerships to offer seamless roaming services to its travelers. Notably, when the postpaid and prepaid subscribers of Smart Communications travel to South Korea and can use 5G data roaming speeds with their Smart SIM and 5G devices. These roamers can expand their service by subscribing to GigaRoam plans when overseas. Customers are required to go to the website – while they are abroad. Alice Ramos, Vice President for International Roaming and Consumer Business, Smart was reportedly quoted stating that South Korea is one of the top roaming destinations for Filipino travelers and business and 5G roaming speeds will allow the people to upload their pictures on social media platforms along with fast and reliable data-connectivity for work-productivity apps. It is worth mentioning that, KT Corp. is a leading provider of 5G services, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Cloud, and other increasingly advancing technologies. The company introduced the first nationwide commercial 5G services, globally in April 2019 after showcasing the first 5G trial at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February 2018. Citing reliable sources, Smart has emerged as a leading 5G provider in the Philippines, over the years. In July 2020, the company launched its commercial 5G services and was the first across the country to offer 5G data services. Additionally, the company has continued to expand its ultrafast 5G services across the Philippines along with strategic sites in Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Boracay, and Pampanga. Source Credit: