Some Samsung smartphone users in Singapore will soon be able to enjoy faster web browsing experience and data download with Singtel's new offering that delivers LTE speeds of up to 450 Mbps.
The offering will leverage Ericsson's LTE-Advanced technology to deploy a tri-band Carrier Aggregation (also called three-carrier LTE-Advanced) service. Since the service combines bandwidth from three of Singtel's spectrum bands, it is expected to deliver higher performance mobile data services than before. "Carrier aggregation is an important LTE-Advanced feature that increases throughput and higher peak speeds for users," explained Nicholas Seow, country manager of Ericsson Singapore and Brunei.
The new offering is aimed at supporting the increasing demand for fast data downloads from consumers in the republic, said Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel's CEO of Consumer Singapore. "With smartphone penetration rates of over 85 percent in Singapore, data download speed is very important to our customers. This is why we continue to invest in improving our technology to ensure we deliver the fastest and most consistent experience to our customers"
According to Singtel, the service will be progressively deployed in Singapore over the next two years, with trials beginning in Q2 2015. New Samsung handset models supporting tri-band Carrier Aggregation are expected to be available later this year.
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