Singapore's second-biggest mobile operator, StarHub said it will utilize the 2.5GHz TDD-LTE spectrum secured at the earlier auction, to upgrade its 4G LTE network at selected key high-traffic locations in the country.
Come National Day, StarHub will commercially switch on its latest 4G equipment to serve the huge crowds at and around The Float@Marina Bay. Mobile customers celebrating SG52 ‘live’ at National Day Parade (NDP) 2017 will be among the first to enjoy a smoother data experience on their smartphones.
With this boost in capacity by 30%., the network will be better able to handle the expected surge in data traffic and number of connections, just as a wider road can fit more vehicles, leading to lesser bottlenecks even during peak hours, said Starthub. This means customers can expect to experience improvements in mobile service quality.
By the end of this year, customers can look forward to enjoying better service quality in more areas such as Central Business District, Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Orchard Road. In 2018, coverage will be extended to other key high-traffic areas like transport hubs and heartland town centres.
StarHub’s TDD-LTE upgrade paves the way for gigabit-capable 4G services, which will be unveiled by the end of this year, when compatible phone models arrive on our shores.