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Smart turns iconic MOA globe to colossal basketball ahead of FIBA WC

To welcome the world’s largest basketball tournament, Smart has transformed the SM Mall of Asia globe into a colossal basketball with a hoop, creating one of the most breathtaking and monumental basketball tributes the country has ever witnessed.

Measuring 15 meters in diameter within a hoop with a circumference of 111 meters, a total of 248 workers, including site workers, engineers, safety officers, and designers, among others, erected this massive installation during several weeks of heavy downpours.

This transformation was unveiled on Tuesday evening at exactly 7:00 p.m.

Basketball enthusiasts are in for an extraordinary spectacle when they encounter the captivating MOA globe display. This not only signifies the nation’s involvement as one of the hosts of this historic event but also showcases the country’s unparalleled passion for the game.


Smart has also collaborated with its technology partners to further enhance and permanently optimize its LTE and 5G mobile network coverage across all FIBA Basketball World Cup venues, encompassing the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, and the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

Visitors heading to these venues can expect a top-tier mobile experience not only during the highly anticipated games from August 25 to September 10 but also during all the major concerts and events taking place after the tournament.

With Smart, subscribers can effortlessly share their favorite game moments on social media in real-time, transmit videos of iconic instances to their loved ones and friends in mere seconds, and swiftly upload all their cherished photos online.

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Smart is wholeheartedly committed to providing subscribers and fans with the finest basketball experiences, fueled by the Philippines’ fastest and premier mobile network, as recognized by global network analytics firm Ookla for three consecutive reporting periods.

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