Smart 5G powers PBA Bubble broadcast
Smart has announced that it will power the country’s first 5G-powered sports broadcast at the start of the PBA All-Filipino Cup today, October 11, in Clark Freeport in Pampanga.
Aside from providing fiber-like speeds, Smart 5G will also power ball-tracking cameras and even enable heat-sensing cameras to constantly monitor the health and safety of all the members of the 12-team league and the working teams behind the PBA.
“Both technology and basketball are in the DNA of Smart. In this unprecedented PBA league, we are bringing these two together with the country’s first-ever 5G-powered sports broadcast, paving the way for new exciting experiences for organizers, players, and fans of the sport,” said PLDT-Smart Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan.
“This reset is huge for Filipino basketball fans all over the country who have been missing the sport since we had that opening and ‘last’ game in March. Our support for PBA is in line with our thrust to bring Filipinos closer to their passions powered by mobile innovations made simple by Smart,” said Al S. Panlilio, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President and CEO.
All Smart Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers can now connect to 5G on their 5G-certified devices at Smart 5G sites in Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, Mall of Asia Bay Area, North Avenue in Quezon City, Taft Avenue in Manila, Ortigas CBD, EDSA, New Clark City in Pampanga.
Smart 5G sites are also live in strategic locations in the cities of Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, San Juan, and Pasay and in the provinces of Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo Laguna, and Rizal.