PLDT, Smart deploy network in New Clark City for SEA Games

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications have deployed their fixed and wireless networks in New Clark City (NCC) to provide critically needed connectivity for the 30th Southeast Asian Games being hosted by the Philippines.

The newly built stadium at New Clark City. Photo credit: PNA

Aside from rolling out fiber infrastructure and cell sites at the NCC, Smart is also augmenting capacity and coverage in key areas around the NCC in anticipation of the heavy influx of crowds during the competitions.

PLDT-Smart, which is the official telecom partner of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, said athletes and sports fans alike can expect quality indoor and outdoor coverage and mobile data experience, particularly in the Athletic Stadium, Aquatic Center, Athletic Village, and commercial area, throughout the event.

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 G. 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.

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