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Singapore announces 5G testbed for public sector use cases

The government of Singapore announced a 5G testbed in Sentosa, which will trial promising public sector use cases that could be rolled out in the country in the next five years. The initiative, dubbed ‘5G@Sentosa’, is a public-private sector collaboration led by the Government Technology...

Ericsson, Singtel to boost adoption of 5G in industries

Ericsson and Singapore operator Singtel have partnered to accelerate 5G adoption across multiple industries and to develop and deploy advanced 5G solutions in Singapore. The partnership utilizes Ericsson’s networking expertise and Singtel’s 5G network, test facilities and capabilities and also involves collaboration with global industry...

Ericsson provides equipment, solutions to boost Singtel’s 5G SA network

Swedish vendor Ericsson said it is powering Singaporean carrier Singtel’s 5G SA network with 5G radio access products and cloud-native, dual-mode 5G Core network solutions. The European vendor said its product range will deliver high-quality connectivity for outdoor coverage in densely populated areas and help...

Singtel unveils new uses cases for 5G SA technology in Singapore

Singaporean telco Singtel launched a number of 5G Standalone (SA) use cases, the carrier said in a release. Singtel said it continues to expand its 5G network, which now covers over two-thirds of Singapore, adding sites in densely populated areas like Choa Chu Kang, Punggol,...

M1 launches 5G Standalone network in Singapore

Singaporean mobile operator M1 Limited launched a commercial trial of its 5G Standalone (SA) network, the telco said in a release. The Asian operator highlighted that its 5G SA network is up to 10 times faster than the 4G network and four times quicker than...

Singapore’s IMDA aims to award additional 5G spectrum by end-2021

Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is seeking views from the public and industry on the potential use and allocation of the 2.1 GHz spectrum band for 5G. The regulator said that the band is currently used for 3G services and will expire at the...

M1, Samsung partner to support VoNR service on 5G SA network

Singaporean operator M1 Limited and Samsung said they have made available Voice over 5G New Radio (VoNR) on M1’s 5G Standalone (SA) network. The VoNR call service utilizes the SA architecture of 5G network for an improved high definition quality call experience, while providing 5G...

Singtel launches 5G SA network in Singapore

Singaporean operator Singtel announced the launch of its 5G Standalone (SA) network in the country. The Asian carrier says that 5G SA will enable applications like self-driving cars, real-time immersive entertainment, and massive IoT connections. “We are thrilled to introduce supercharged connectivity on Singapore’s most powerful...

Singtel preps for 5G SA launch in Singapore

Singaporean operator Singtel said it is paving the way for the launch of a 5G standalone (SA) network across the country. The telco said it has already deployed 5G SA sites across the island in areas such as Orchard Road, the Central Business District, Harbourfront...

Singtel, SK Telecom test interconnected 5G MEC with cloud gaming demo

In 2021, cloud gaming revenue is expected to be over $1 billion for the first time Bridge Alliance, which is made up of operators and their customers in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, announced that two alliance members, SK Telecom and SingTel, have successfully completed the...

Singtel to hire 500 professionals for 5G, new tech roles in Singapore

Singapore operator Singtel plans to hire over 500 people in Singapore over the next two years to focus on 5G and other emerging technologies such as IoT, cloud engineering and data analytics, the telco said in a relase. The telco said that this initiative is...

Singapore regulator to boost adoption of 5G solutions via new fund

Singapore telecom regulator IMDA recently announced a new SGD30 million ($22.5 million) fund to accelerate the adoption and commercialization of 5G solutions in the country. The fund is part of IMDA’s 5G Innovation Program and will support solution providers and technology developers commercializing 5G solutions,...

Singtel launches 5G multimedia kiosks in Singapore

Singapore carrier Singtel has deployed 5G connectivity at its iconic payphone booths at Tong Building on Orchard Road. Named "Unboxed Lite", the payphone booths have been transformed into multimedia kiosks, providing full access to a wide range of Singtel services and 5G-powered Wi-Fi connections. Unboxed Lite...

Ericsson, Singtel deploy 5G NR Standalone network

Ericsson and Singtel have announced they are deploying 5G New Radio (NR) Standalone and dual-mode 5G core network products and services. The 5G network will operate on Singtel's 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands, spanning outdoor and indoor 5G coverage. Ericsson said that mmWave connectivity...

Singtel boosts 5G in Singapore using 28 GHz mmWave spectrum

Singapore operator Singtel said it is using 28 GHz mmWave spectrum, in addition to the 3.5 GHz and 2.1 GHz bands, to boost its 5G deployment in Singapore. Singtel has switched on mmWave in several locations across the island, including Orchard Road, the Padang area...

Singtel launches 5G SA trial network for Singaporean enterprises

  Singaporean operator Singtel has deployed a 5G standalone (SA) trial network at its 5G Garage testing facility, the telco said in a release. The network, which uses spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band and Ericsson’s Massive MIMO technology, aims to provide local enterprises with early...

M1 launches 5G services in limited areas of Singapore

  Singaporean operator M1 launched its 5G non-standalone (NSA) network in parts of Singapore, the telco said in a release. M1 claimed to be the first operator in Singapore to offer 5G access to all its customers, without any limitation on the number of sign-ups or...

Singtel launches NSA 5G network in Singapore

  Singaporean operator Singtel has launched its 5G non-standalone (NSA) network and introduced a three-month trial for its consumer and enterprise customers. Singtel’s 5G NSA network will use spectrum in the 3.5 GHz frequency as well as existing 2.1 GHz spectrum, while employing advanced technologies such...

StarHub launches 5G service trial in Singapore

  Singapore carrier StarHub launched a 5G trial service in the country using the Nonstandalone (NSA) 5G architecture. The operator also announced plans to launch its commercial standalone (SA) network by mid-2021 in partnership with Nokia. The 5G SA network will run on 3.5 GHz spectrum. In...

Australia’s Optus tests 5G mmWave technology with Ericsson

Optus testing 5G using 26 GHz mmWave band at four sites in Sydney Australian operator Optus announced it is testing 5G mmWave technology in partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson. Optus noted that mmWave technology will enable higher speed and reduced latency for its customers, especially in...

Singapore awards two licenses to construct standalone 5G networks

  Singtel and a joint venture between StarHub Mobile and M1 were awarded licenses to build two nationwide standalone (SA) 5G networks in Singapore, , local telecommunications regulator IMDA said. The winners were each allocated 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. IMDA noted that...

Nokia, Singtel to trial 5G network slicing capabilties

  Singapore telecom operator Singtel and Nokia have agreed to collaborate to develop and trial 5G network slicing capabilities, based on a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) approach, the Asian telco said in a release. Network slicing is a key 5G feature where multiple virtual networks can be created...

Singapore regulator receives three bids for two 5G licenses

  Singapore telecom regulator IMDA has confirmed it had received a total of three submissions in the process through which it expect to award two licenses for the provision of 5G services across the country At the close of the 5G call for proposal on February...

StartHub, M1 to submit joint bid for 5G license in Singapore

Singapore telecom operators StarHub and M1 have signed an exclusive agreement to cooperate and submit a joint bid for a 5G license. In a joint statement, the companies said that they are working towards the February 17 closing date for 5G proposals. Earlier this month, telecommunications...

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