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PLDT and Smart improves wireless and fixed connections for Panagbenga Festival 2019

PLDT and Smart showed support for the Panagbenga Festival 2019 by improving their wireless and fixed networks across Benguet.
PLDT and Smart supports the Panagbenga Festival 2019
PLDT and Smart supports the Panagbenga Festival 2019

PLDT and Smart at Panagbenga Festival 2019

Smart and PLDT improved their wireless and fixed connections
Smart and PLDT improved their wireless and fixed connections

To date, more than 50 percent of the sites in Benguet already have LTE while about 30 percent already have LTE-Advanced. In Baguio, 68 percent of the sites are already on LTE while 50 percent are on LTE-A.

LTE and LTE-A are currently the best technologies in terms of mobile data in the Philippines. Carrier aggregation, To recall, LTE-A allows the combination of two or more radio frequency bands in order to deliver much faster data speeds to mobile users. In Baguio, 3-component carrier aggregation gas already been activated.

The connectivity upgrade festival goers and Baguio residents to easily share the festivities to their loved ones across the world. LTE and LTE-A is already established in Benguet and Baguio CIty.

Moreover, PLDT Home Fibr provided FREE WiFi at the Athletic Bowl and Melvin Jones Grandstand at Burnham Park during the grand float parade.

Smart also had a hub along Upper Session Road. At the Smart Hub, visitors can hang out, charge their phones, take photos, get premium items, and prepare their festival itinerary.

Festival goers also downloaded the Baguio Guide app to plot their trips. The app puts all the must-go places, accredited tour guides, and tour operators into one app. It also has a directory of important landmarks such as hospitals, police stations and more.

The Smart Hub also gave visitors the chance to explore Panagbenga by helping them plot their tours through QR codes that contain details on the best destinations in the city.

Visitors can also enjoy their time at the hub by playing AR games, and get limited edition souvenir items and photo printouts. Those who availed a Smart LTE SIM with GIGA 299 data pack also got an opportunity to design their own festival souvenir item which they can take home for FREE. 

Smart also lined up a series of activities during Panagbenga Festival. People went to Session Road on March 8 for a special Smart event, which featured live acts, exciting booths, and fun activities.

Those who were looking for a party during the weekend went to The Camp, where they enjoyed drinks and dance music courtesy of some of the country’s top DJs and artists.

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