PLDT partners with Huawei to roll out 5G by 2020

Philippines —

The Philippines’ largest telco, PLDT, has partnered with Chinese electronics giant Huawei for research and development on 5G wireless broadband, as it lays the groundwork for the rollout of the next-generation technology in the country by 2020.

In a statement on Tuesday, the telecommunications giant said PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei Technologies Philippines CEO Jacky Gao Kexin during a Jan. 13 visit to the Huawei headquarters in Shenzen, China.