Singtel has achieved the world’s first 1Gbps mobile peak speed on Ericsson’s quad-band FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology.
This achievement will enable Singtel to optimise the usage of its newly acquired 2500 MHz spectrum band and enhance the consumer mobile experience.
Following the successful trial, Singtel will progressively roll out this technology at key high traffic locations such as Orchard Road, Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Clarke Quay.
Handsets supporting the 1 Gbps speeds offered by quad-band FDD/TDD CA are expected to be available from the second half of 2018.
Existing Singtel smartphone users can enjoy, up to 20% faster mobile broadband speeds on average, as Singtel deploys Ericsson’s intelligent technology Bandwidth-Aware CA feature, says Ericsson.
This feature allows operators to manage spectrum more efficiently and supports customers’ smartphones to automatically select the best spectrum band combination available, enabling optimum speeds.