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Stan your K-pop idols as Smart brings KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 to Pinoy fans

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Oct 12, 2020 8:16 am

Watch the epic K-culture and pop music fanfest on GigaFest.Smart from Oct. 16 to 25

Gear up for one of the world’s largest K-culture events as mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is bringing the KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 virtual festival to Filipino fans via GigaFest.Smart.

Co-hosted by CJ ENM and the Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), the KCON:TACT 2020 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.

Live Giga with KCON:TACT

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, go all out by, turn on your light sticks, dance to the hits, and connect 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.

One-of-a-kind K-pop fan experience

KCON:TACT 2020 is the much-anticipated follow-up to the successful first season of KCON:TACT held in June, which attracted roughly four 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 promises a unique K-Pop fan experience and spectacle by incorporating augmented reality, mixed reality, and eXpanded Reality technology throughout the festival.

Complete lineup of artists include AB6IX, A.C.E, ATEEZ, CLC, Day 6 (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.

Better video experience for Smart subscribers

Smart subscribers can enjoy streaming KCON:TACT 2020 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 Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics firm, shows that Smart consistently offers a much better video experience to subscribers compared to the competition for the past seven quarters starting in Q3 2018.

Smart’s video experience score 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 Philippines, 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.

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.

For updates on KCON:TACT 2020 season 2 and the latest Smart promos and services, follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use the official hashtag #SmartKCONTACT.

Editor's note: This article was provided by Smart Communications.