PLDT together with Smart are planning to support 5G next generation of mobile network. Moreover, they have announced their partnership with Huawei Technologies Philippines to conduct research and development on 5G.
In addition to that Telco will cooperate with Huawei in order to lead the commercial development of the 5G network in the Philippines.
“Smart is focused on LTE, as it provides us the best platform to bring high-speed mobile internet throughout the country. LTE facilities, with strengthened transport links, can be quickly upgraded to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), and will be an integral part of our future 5G network,” — said Joachim Horn, Chief Technology and Information Advisor for PLDT and Smart.
Smart expects the technology to arrive in 2020.