Telecommunications companies have become much more aggressive in expanding their networks after removing red tape.
This move by the government gave telcos the liberty to speed up the installation of cell towers in more areas across the Philippines.
It also allowed them to put up more 5G facilities in the country. Here are the key areas that are already 5G-enabled:
Caloocan: A. Bonifacio Ave., A. Mabini St., C-3 Rd, Congressional Road Extension, Lawalhati St., Quirino Highway, Toronto St., Vista Verde Ave.
Las Piñas: Alabang Zapote Rd, Marcos Alvarez Ave.
Makati: Dela Rosa Access Road 1, Dela Rosa St. (Between Paseo de Roxas and Makati Ave.), Dela Rosa St. (from Amorsolo St. to Adelantado St.), Forbes Exit Road, H.V. Dela Costa St. (from Valero St. to Tordesillas St.), Makati Ave., Manila Golf, Mc Kinley, Pierce, Hoover, M. Antonio and Roosevelt Sts., Part of Ayala Triangle along Ayala Ave., Part of Greenbelt Pedestrian Walkway along Dela Rosa St., Part of Paseo de Roxas cor. Ayala Ave., Part of Washington, T. Taylo, E. Ramos, M. Ocampo, J. Victor and Medina Sts., Parts of L.P Leviste St., Lakandula St. and Buendia Ave., Pasong Tamo Ext. cor. Don Bosco Sabio St., Salamanca St., San Agustin St. (from H.V. Dela Costa St. to V.A. Rufino St.), Valero Access Road 4, Valero St. (from H.V. Dela Costa to V.A. Rufino St.)
Mandaluyong: Boni Ave. (cor. San Joaquin going to cor. Boni Circle), Part of EDSA near Shangri-La Plaza, Part of Shaw Blvd. near StarMall, Shangri-La Access Roads, Sto. Nino St. and Sta. Lucia St., Sto. Rosario St. (cor. F Martinez Ave. going to cor. Boni Ave.)
Manila: Abad Santos Ave., Antonio Rivera St., Kahilum St. cor. Sampaguita St., Labores St. cor E. Carlos St., Mataas na Lupa cor. Anak Bayan, Rizal Ave., Sagat St. cor. Merced St.. Simeon De Jesus St., Honorio Lopez Blvd., Sta. Teresita, Tayuman St., Unknown St. near SLUZ Ex entry, W.Zamora St
Marikina: Bagong Silang, Banaba, Barcelona St., Sumulong Highway
Muntinlupa: Block 9 near Soldier Hill Village Main Road, Intramuros, Tejero St., Unknown St. (Back of European Apparel Properties), VM Homes
Parañaque: Dona Soledad Ave., Dr. A Santos Ave., E. Service Rd., Tramo cor. St. Mary
Pasig: C. Raymundo Ave., Pasig Blvd Extension, Crossing of Shaw Blvd., San Miguel Ave. and Sheridan, Gen. Araneta St. (from Gen. Roxas and Gold Loop St.), General Lim St., Medical City Bus Stop / Royal Palm cor. Ortigas Ave., Meralco Ave., Part of Emerald Ave. cor. Dona Julia Vargas Ave., Part of Meralco Ave., Part of San Miguel Ave., and Amber Dr. side, Parts of Gen. Malvar, Gen. Capinpin and Gen. Delgado Sts., Shaw Blvd. (from Gen. Roxas St. to San Miguel Ave.), St. Josemaria Escriva Dr. (from Gen. Lukban St. to Shaw Blvd.), W. Capitol Drive (cor. Stella Maris to cor. Santa Monica St.)
Pateros: M Concepcion Ave., M Lozada
Quezon City: Balagtas St., Banlat Rd., Commonwealth Ave., Cuatro De Julio, Daisy St., Dona Sotera St., Ilang-Ilang Street, Lantana, Immaculate Concepcion School, Luzon Ave., Mayon St., Mindanao Ave cor Road 3, Payatas Rd., Queen Ave., Pasacola St., Republic Ave., Road 1, St. Martin, Tandang Sora Ave., W Riverside St.
San Juan: Ortigas Ave.
Taguig: 28th St. till cor. 7th Ave., 30th St. (cor. Rizal Drive to cor. 2nd Ave.), 30th St. till cor. 7th Ave., 5th Ave near St Lukes BGC, 9th Ave. Street BGC (cor. Lane P to cor. 30th St.), Bonifacio High Street (from 5th Ave. to B1 and B2 at 7th Ave.), Colonel Santos St.; JP Rizal Rd.; General Ricarte St. cor. Gomez St.; General A. Luna St.; Corregidor St., Lawton Ave. near Bonifacio Heights, Part of 32nd St. near STI BGC, Part of 32nd street near Ford BGC, Part of 32nd street near St Lukes BGC, Part of 38th St. near STI BGC, Part of 5th Ave. along 28th St. to 30th St. Cover. Rizal Drive (cor. 30th St. to cor. 34 St.), Rizal Drive near Ford BGC, The Fort Strip (along 28th St.)
Valenzuela: Dulalia (cor. Santiago going to cor. NLuzon Exp Way), NLuzon Exp Way near McDo & Caltex, Pan Philippine Highway, Part of Marcelo H Del Pilar St. cor. Isabelo Fernando St., Part of Pan-Philippine Hiway cor. Marcelo H Del Pilar St., T. Serrano, Tamaraw Hill Rd.
Smart Prepaid and Postpaid: 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: key areas in 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