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SingTel partners Ericsson to deploy 4G/LTE in Singapore

Madura McCormack | Sept. 17, 2012
The two companies intend to fully install the high speed network by early 2013

SingTel has chosen communications technology company Ericsson as a partner for the network deployment of its 4G/LTE services, SingTel announced today.

Singapore telecommunications giant SingTel has its 4G/LTE networks deployed on both the 1.8Ghz and 2.6Ghz frequency bands. 

With the help of Ericsson, SingTel aims to have 80 percent local coverage by end 2012 and full island wide coverage by early 2013, according to the announcement.

The 3G network run by SingTel has also been purportedly upgraded to peak at 42Mbps.

With Singaporeans ranked number one globally for smartphone penetration at 74 percent and tablet ownership at 31 percent, CEO, Consumer Singapore for SingTel Yuen Kuan Moon said: "With the introduction of LTE-capable smartphones and tablets, meeting consumer demands for faster services and better performance is critical."

Ericsson and SingTel have a professional relationship dating back to the rollout of SingTel's 2G network in 2003.

SingTel announced its uptaking of 4G/LTE on 29 March 2012.

 

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