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Singtel partners Ericsson to offer richer 4G indoor coverage in Singapore

Anuradha Shukla | Feb. 19, 2016
This partnership aims to achieve nationwide deployment of a 4G LTE network on 900MHz spectrum band by end March 2016.

Singtel customers in Singapore are set to experience rich 4G indoor coverage with wider and more consistent network performance.

The company has partnered with Ericsson to achieve nationwide deployment in Singapore of a 4G LTE network on 900MHz spectrum band by end March 2016.

Singtel provides tri-band LTE network using 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. The company has leveraged low-band LTE frequency, or the LTE-900 to boost existing connections for this project.

This upgrade also enables Singtel to offer nationwide 3CC (Cell Carrier) Aggregation technology.

"Network innovation has always been a priority for Singtel and Singapore has always been an innovation test bed for the Group," said Tay Yeow Lian, managing director of Networks, Consumer Singapore, Singtel. "This LTE-900 boost is part of our ongoing network investments to deliver an unrivalled 4G LTE experience, which is important to our customers. They can now stream music and videos on-the-go with even greater ease."

Fastest peak mobile

The tri-band 3CC Aggregation technology allows Singtel to provide one of the fastest peak mobile throughputs in Singapore with download speeds of more than 300Mbps.

Singtel already enjoys a successful business partnership with Ericsson. The company joined hands with Ericsson to become the first mobile operator in Singapore with a commercial dual-band deployment that reached 300 Mbps speeds.

In 2015, both partners collaborated to launch the first Tri-band network in Southeast Asia, based on LTE-Advanced technology from Ericsson.

"Ericsson is committed to improving customer experience by adopting the latest world-class technologies and making them available to operators with our industry-leading professional services capabilities," said Martin Wiktorin, country manager of Ericsson Singapore and Brunei. "Singtel has always been a trailblazer in enhancing and upgrading its service offerings, and we are proud to share the same determination as we play an important role in the evolution of their network."

 

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