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Smart Wifi has recently signed a partnership with Google, with an aim of bringing free, fast, and reliable Internet connectivity to more Filipinos. Powered by Smart Wifi’s nationwide infrastructure, the partnership aims to give more citizens access to connectivity, as the number of its Wifi hubs throughout the country increases. “All our efforts are driven primarily by our mission to provide universal access to information.” – David Shapiro, Google Next Billion Users Chief Business Officer To date, over 63% of Filipinos are said to have access to the Internet, and the partnership aims to see growth in these numbers for the Philippines to become a global player. As one of the most active social media users in the world, access to free Wi-Fi in the Philippines is deemed critical to the overall climate of the global economy. A study by the World Bank even indicates that GDP growth may be…

In its aim of giving more students access to super speed Internet connectivity, Smart Communications Inc. recently announced an increase of deployment of Smart Wifi to 100 educational institutions nationwide – emphasizing its importance for learning and communications. A member of the World Broadband Alliance (WBA), the company has been relentlessly pushing to provide access to seamless connectivity through the service. Smart Wifi can now be enjoyed by students from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, De La Salle University – Manila, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Adamson University, Navotas Polytechnic College, and San Sebastian College. Other universities outside of Metro Manila include Ateneo de Naga, University of Cebu, University of Mindanao, University of Bohol, Tarlac Agricultural University, and Letran Calamba among others. With this program, students will be able to utilizes Smart’s reliable Internet connection to access online resource materials,…

If you detest waiting in line on MRT or you’re stuck on unbelievable traffic along EDSA, and you wish to watch your favorite movie at iFlix or download files on your mailbox, you may now break free from cellular data connection and connect to WiFi powered by Smart Communications. The new services, which Smart let us recently experience generated a huge number of positive engagement among our Facebook followers. Who wouldn’t be happy with this amazing service, which the company put up in collaboration with DICT and the administration of President Duterte. The service fires up the whole stretch of EDSA with high speed internet, which got up to 146Mbps download and 89Mbps upload during our speed test. Some of our friends in the media even got results up to more than 200Mbps (DL) and 180MBps (UL), which is astounding by most of our standards. All MRT commuters and those stuck…