Top collegiate teams shortlisted for Smart’s annual innovation awards

From over a hundred proposals that were narrowed down to 20 semi-finalists last February, 10 of the most #FutureReady Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G solutions were selected by Smart Communications (Smart) to contend for top honors at the 15th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards. For 15 years, Smart has partnered with SWEEP schools to help them produce industry-ready ECE and IT graduates by leveraging on its network, infrastructure and technologies.    With more than one million pesos total worth of cash and prizes up …

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More Smart LTE users in Bulacan amid network upgrades

Customers of PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) in Bulacan who are using Long Term Evolution (LTE)-capable devices are reported to be increasing in number, following Smart’s completion of recent network upgrades in the area.  Two out of every three Smart customers in the area are now using smartphones, more than half of which are already LTE devices as more customers upgrade to LTE. Compared to a year ago, the number of mobile data users in the province has also more than doubled.   …

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Travel apps give boost to summer destinations

Tourists eager to explore exciting destinations all over the Philippines this summer can get the information they need through local travel apps developed in partnership with PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications. Smart partnered with local government units and InnoPub Media in developing travel apps and mobile guides.   As part of a digital tourism program, Smart partnered with local government units and InnoPub Media in developing travel apps and mobile guides. “These digital tools highlight the scenic destinations in various LGUs, giving tourists comprehensive and …

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Never too late to learn: Adult ALS students receive digital learning materials

Since the program’s launch in 2016, a total of 112 School-in-a-Bag packages have been donated to various learning institutions nationwide, 83 of which were turned over in 2018. To date, the Program has benefitted over thirty thousand students and more than a thousand teachers in communities all over the Philippines. Those interested in School-in-a-Bag may email [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/smartcommunities. As a mother of 10, Jennifer Alarcon is accustomed to sacrificing for the sake of her family. Though she and her husband consistently look for …

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Magdalena’s ‘Millennior vloggers’ share lives, loves on video

For Perpekto Samparada, a rice farmer from Magdalena, Laguna, his farm is his pride and joy. “This is our family’s main source of livelihood,” he says, gesturing to the rice field behind him. “I have dedicated my life to this, and I can say that this is our slice of heaven here on earth.” It used to be that the only ones who could see his farm are those who could make the trip. But after learning how to shoot and upload videos on social …

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Budding teacher develops an award-winning tutoring app

Cris Militante was still in college when he realized how much he wanted to teach. The computer science and information technology student recalled that three of his classmates at the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City had asked him to tutor them in programming lessons. The three subsequently passed the courses they had initially been struggling with. The positive results encouraged Militante to tutor other students who needed help with complex, specialized classes. Even though student organizations offered tutorials, not everyone could be …

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PLDT, Smart are PH’s fastest fixed, mobile networks in 2018

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are the country’s fastest fixed and mobile networks for 2018, according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. The awards come as PLDT and Smart ramp up their integrated fixed and wireless network expansion. PLDT has committed historic levels of resources to support network transformation which is estimated to amount to US$ 5 billion from 2016 to 2020. In 2018, capital expenditures were at P58 billion. PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, …

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PLDT, Smart support gamers at SM Cyberzone Game Fest 2019 to elevate gaming experience

‘Omega’ will represent PLDT and Smart in The Nationals, the country’s first franchise-based e-sports league, which will kick off on March 17. PLDT and Smart, together with professional e-sports management Sterling Global Dragons, have recently launched their own official professional e-sports team ‘Omega’ to elevate gaming experience in the Philippines. Technology leader PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) back Filipino gamers during the launch of SM Cyberzone Game Fest 2019 at the SM North EDSA Annex in Quezon City. Gaming enthusiasts, shoppers, …

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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League is now on its Third Season

The country’s best ML: BB teams gather once more! The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines Season 2, the first and biggest professional league for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in the Philippines, returns for an exciting third season! The announcement of the new MPL-PH season follows the exciting conclusion of the league’s second season where the underdogs, Cignal Ultra managed to take down tournament favorites, BREN Esports. The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines Season 3 will be a weekly MLBB …

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Game face on for Cyberzone Game Fest 2019

Gear up for the much-awaited gaming weekend of the year and get a first-hand experience on the latest gadgets and trends at the Cyberzone Game Fest 2019 – launching on March 1 to 3 at the Annex of SM City North EDSA! This year’s game fest will feature exciting activities for game lovers to enjoy. “With the fast growth of the gaming community, we aim to take it a notch higher as we offer Filipino e-gamers and fans an extraordinary experience through live tournaments and …

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