M1 expands and upgrade 3G network

M1 yesterday announced that they have appointed Huawei to further expand and upgrade its 3G network. The works include additional base stations (2100 MHz) and optimization of the 3G network. The scheduled is targeted to complete by the third quarter of 2013.

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Press Release

M1 expands and upgrades 3G network

To further enhance coverage and network performance

SINGAPORE, 27 May 2013 – M1 Limited (M1) today announced the appointment of network vendor Huawei, to further expand and upgrade its existing 3G network, at the value of up to S$11 million.

The islandwide expansion of M1’s existing 3G network operating on the 2100MHz spectrum band includes the rollout of additional base stations, and a nationwide optimisation programme of the 3G network, to improve call connectivity and customer experience.

M1’s latest investments complement the recent investment to roll out a 3G radio network on the 900MHz spectrum band and modernise its core network. This will ensure the provision of comprehensive 3G network coverage to deliver better performance for customers and meet their growing data usage.

The network expansion work is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2013.

“While we were the first to offer nationwide 4G service, we are also constantly upgrading our 3G network to ensure our customers achieve better coverage and network performance anytime, anywhere,” said Mr Patrick Scodeller, Chief Operating Officer, M1 Limited.

M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Established in 1997, M1 achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg.

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