Manila city gov’t signs deal with Smart to launch free WiFi

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications has signed a memorandum of agreement with the city government of Manila to provide free Smart WiFi across the city, particularly government offices, hospitals, universities and other key areas.

Photo shows (from left) Manila vice mayor Honey Lacuna, Manila mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso, PLDT chair and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan, and Smart chief revenue officer Al S. Panlilio during the ceremonies held at the Manila City Hall, which is among the venues to be covered by Smart WiFi

“We are happy to work with the city government of Manila and Mayor Isko in helping provide connectivity to the city and bring the benefits of the Internet to more Filipinos across the country,” Pangilinan said.

Other proposed areas include Ospital ng Maynila, Tondo Medical Center, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, Universidad de Manila and Museo Pambata.

“By working hand-in-hand with the local government to bring Smart WiFi to more areas, we are making connectivity more accessible for everyone, who can use it to keep in touch with their families and friends, and to access key online government and banking services,” said Panlilio.

Once deployed, the venues in the City of Manila will join the list of the more than 400 live Google Station sites that Smart and Google Philippines announced in July 2019.

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