Smart Communications extends connectivity support to McClassrooms

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is turning over more than 200 Smart Bro Pocket WiFi units to McDonald’s Philippines. This is in support of the fast-food chain’s McClassroom project, which converts party rooms in select McDonald’s stores nationwide into work stations for teachers who are facilitating e-learning sessions amid the new normal.

The additional Smart Bro Pocket WiFi units will be distributed to some participating McDonald’s branches, which need more connectivity options for teachers who use the McClassrooms.

Before this new initiative, Smart has already teamed up with McDonald’s for the deployment of super-speed and secure carrier-grade Smart WiFi in key branches of the fast-food chain in Luzon and Cebu in the coming months. Through the partnership, Smart will roll out fiber-powered WiFi connectivity in McDonald’s stores to facilitate the best customer experience on public WiFi.

“We are doing our best to connect as many as we can, so we continue to provide free phones, load, and pocket WiFis to students and teachers who are most in need,” said Smart Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Wireless Business Jane J. Basas. “This initiative with McDonald’s is just the latest in these efforts to equip our teachers with the connectivity they need to be able to transition into the new normal.”

McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO Kenneth Yang has expressed appreciation for the giant mobile carrier’s backing. “We are thankful to Smart for their support by giving us more than 200 units of their Smart Bro Pocket WiFis and LTE devices for our McClassrooms,” he said. Yang added that these initiatives pay tribute to the teachers who are among the country’s partners in nation-building.