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Singtel to Rollout Gigabit 4G LTE in Key Areas After Hitting 1Gbps in Trial with Ericsson

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Singtel to Rollout Gigabit 4G LTE in Key Areas After Hitting 1Gbps in Trial with Ericsson Image Credit: Ericsson

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. 

Mark Chong, Group CTO, Singtel
Singtel will continue to fully integrate our current capabilities and spectrum assets with cutting-edge technology solutions to ensure that we provide customers a future-ready, ultra-fast and low latency mobile network.

Martin Wiktorin, Country Manager, Ericsson Singapore, Brunei & the Philippines 
Singtel subscribers will be able to enjoy higher speeds with Bandwidth-Aware CA, which also allows network providers to manage spectrum utilisation more efficiently.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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