[Editor's Note: As part of Smart GigaFest, Smart Communications, Inc. brings virtual music festival KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 to its subscribers. The 10-day event won't only feature concerts but also meet-and-greet sessions with the artists lined up. Below is their press release.]
Gear up for one of the world’s largest K-Culture events as mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. brings the KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 virtual festival to avid Filipino fans from October 16 to 25, 2020 via GigaFest.Smart.
Co-hosted by CJ ENM and the Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), the KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 is a K-Culture and pop music celebration featuring 10 days of 24/7 content such as live concerts, meet and greets, behind-the-scenes, and interactive activities with dozens of K-Pop artists and influencers.
With Smart, you can live big and LIVE GIGA with your passion for all things Hallyu as you stan your favorite K-Pop idols, catch their performances, and get up close with their meet and greet sessions by simply visiting GigaFest.Smart on your mobile browser.
During the festival, you can go all-out by, turning on your light sticks, dancing to the hits of your idols, and connecting with fellow fans not just from around the country, but also from all over the world.
Be sure to register to Free Stories For All on the GigaLife App so you have more than enough data to post and share your favorite moments from the virtual festival.
Exclusively available on the GigaLife App, Free Stories For All gives subscribers an extra 1 GB for Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter with every registration to any GIGA Stories offer.
To top it all, keep immersing in the K-Pop world with various content from the Hallyu community with Giga Video and get 1 GB Video Every Day for YouTube and more, plus open access data, so you won’t miss anything from KCON:TACT season 2.
KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 is a much-anticipated follow-up to the successful first season of KCON:TACT held last June, which attracted roughly 4 million viewers from over 150 countries to celebrate 33 K-Pop artists, including Mamamoo, Kang Daniel, Stray Kids, Monsta X, GFriends, IZ*ONE, among many others, in its seven-day run.
Aside from a much longer run, KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 promises a unique K-Pop fan experience and spectacle by incorporating Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and eXpanded Reality technology throughout the festival.
The complete line-up of artists include AB6IX, A.C.E, ATEEZ, CLC, Day6 (Even of Day), Dreamcatcher, Everglow, Ghost9, Ha Sung Woon, IZ*One, JO1, KARD, Kim Jae Hwan, Kim Woo Seok, Lee Eun Sang, LOONA, MAMAMOO, Natty, ONEUS, ONF, Park Ji Hoon, Sunmi, The Boyz, TOO, VeriVery, WEi, and WOODZ (Cho Seung Youn).
KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 is part of Smart GigaFest, a campaign to thank subscribers in a series of celebrations leading to the holiday season. This includes the recent launch of the GigaLife App, online concerts featuring top international and local artists, an online film festival, sports and mobile gaming events, and exclusive perks and promos, among others. Subscribers can look forward to more exciting announcements as Smart continues to bring Filipinos closer to their passions.
Smart subscribers can enjoy streaming KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 powered by Smart LTE, the country’s fastest mobile data network, as certified by third-party mobile analytics firms such as Opensignal and Ookla.
A recent report by Opensignal1, an independent mobile analytics firm, shows that Smart has been consistently offering a much better Video Experience for subscribers compared to the competition for the past seven quarters starting in Q3 2018.
Moreover, Smart’s Video Experience score has increased from 42.4 points to 53.5 points, a rise of 11.1 points (26.3%) between Q3 2018 and Q1 2020.
In its April 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines2, Opensignal also noted that Smart remained ahead of the competition in terms of Video Experience, Upload and Download Speed Experience, Voice App Experience, Games Experience, and 4G Availability.
On the other hand, Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, recently named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the first half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 18.33, with average speeds of 15.94 Mbps for download, and 7.57 Mbps for upload, based on 2,810,963 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®.
1 Analysis in Opensignal blog post “Video Experience in the Philippines has improved by nearly 30% since Q3 2018”, published September 30, 2020. © 2020 OpenSignal Limited
2 Opensignal Awards – Philippines: Mobile Network Experience Report April 2020, based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period November 1, 2019 – January 29, 2020 © 2020 Opensignal Limited.