SingTel Unveils LTE-Advanced Service for Smartphones
Singapore's mobile service provider SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, has announced commercial launch of 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphones. The service will be available from 23 August 2014 when SingTel launches the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+. Another compatible smartphone, the Samsung GALAXY Alpha 4G+, will be available from SingTel in September 2014.
SingTel has been working with its mobile network equipment provider, Ericsson, to rapidly expand its 4G LTE-Advanced network across Singapore. Street level coverage now extends to more than 55 per cent of the island, including areas such as Orchard, the CBD, Shenton Way, City Hall, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Jurong, Telok Blangah and Woodlands. (Please refer to the coverage map in Annex 1 for details).
Operator has accelerated network roll out program and is on track to achieve nationwide outdoor coverage by the first quarter of 2015. Indoor coverage is currently available at 29 busy locations such as Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction, Suntec City, Raffles City, Tampines Mall and Changi Airport.