2018-06-26 | Shanghai

Signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CMI and PLDT & Smart

Shanghai, 26th June 2018 - a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Hand-in-Hand Program (hi-H Program) between China Mobile International (CMI) and Smart Communications Inc. (PLDT and Smart) was held in Shanghai, China.

Dr. Li Feng, Chairmen & CEO of CMI and Ms. Katrina Luna- Abelarde, President and CEO of PLDT Global signed the MoU on behalf of their respective companies. This MoU is an important step in accelerating the strategic cooperation between the two parties under the framework of hi-H Program. After signing the MoU, PLDT and Smart officially became one of the hi-H Program members, the number of hi-H Program members has increased to 25.

Under the Belt and Road Initiative, the two parties are expected to build a promising relationship in telecom industry cooperation, as well as with our members through hi-H Program. The MoU focuses on strengthening the partnership between CMI and PLDT and Smart in the fields of mobile, data as well as innovation telecom technology.

Commenting on the cooperation, Luna-Abelarde said: “PLDT and Smart are honored to join the hi-H Program and become the 25th member. hi-H Program is a great initiative for sharing best practices and innovative ideas that will truly benefit all operator members. We are excited to collaborate with other global operators to raise above the industry challenges and create more opportunities to enrich the digital life experiences of all our customers.”

To accomplish the missions of hi-H Program, we will continue to work with members in getting ready for global industry challenge and strengthen communication and cooperation in of data services, mobile services, and innovative telecom technologies.

About Hand-in-Hand Program:

hi-H Program was initiated by China Mobile International and launched in Shanghai on 14th July 2015. Since launch, this non-exclusive partnership platform has attracted active involvement from various industry counterparts which to acknowledge its main principles of “hi-H: Openness, Connection, and Collaboration”. The Program aims to form an integrated platform involving an expanding group of international partners with the intentions of reaching win-win partnership benefits and providing seamless services to customers. Through cross-industry collaboration, it is believed that the global digital work and life experience of individuals and corporates can be further enriched without boundary. For more information, please visit

About China Mobile:

International Limited: China Mobile International Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile. The company is responsible for the operation of China Mobile’s international business; it provides a full range of comprehensive international telecommunications services across the globe. For more information, please visit

About PLDT, Inc (PLDT):

PLDT is the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line, wireless and others – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular networks. For more information, please visit

About Smart Communication (Smart):

Smart is a wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, Inc. Smart serves approximately 95% of the country’s cities and municipalities with its combined 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network, providing mobile communications services, high-speed internet connectivity, and access to digital services and content to over 58.3 Filipinos. For more information, please visit

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