SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, unveiled the world’s first commercial 300 Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphone in Singapore. In other words, consumers who has 4G+ device on SingTel network can enjoy the high mobile data speed on certain areas in Singapore (currently 55% of Singapore).
The service will be available from 23rd August. The first handset available for the LTE-Advanced network is the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+. And in September, Samsung latest smartphone, Samsung GALAXY Alpha 4G+, will join in the fun.
More information in the Press Release.
SingTel, Samsung and Ericsson unveil world’s fastest mobile service for smartphones
Singapore 19 August 2014 – SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, today broke new ground in the mobile industry by unveiling the world’s first commercial 300Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service for smartphones.
The service will be available from 23 August 2014 when SingTel launches the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+, the first handset globally to be compatible with 4G LTE-Advanced networks. Another compatible smartphone, the Samsung GALAXY Alpha 4G+, will be available from SingTel in September 2014.
Mr Tay Yeow Lian, SingTel’s Managing Director of Networks, said: “From streaming videos to web surfing and uploading selfies, customers are doing more with their smartphones. With this launch, SingTel customers will be the first in the world to enjoy the benefits of the fastest phone on the fastest network.”
“We are constantly enhancing our networks with the latest technologies to provide our customer with the best possible experience for today’s increasingly bandwidth-hungry applications,” he said.
Network now covers more than half of Singapore
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).
Mr Tay said: “We have accelerated our network roll out programme and are 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. (Please refer to Annex 2 for details.)
Customers can purchase the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+ and Samsung GALAXY Alpha 4G+ with a mobile plan from SingTel’s retail outlets or online shop (www.singtelshop.com).
“Samsung is proud to unveil the first 4G LTE-Advanced smart phones in Singapore. We recognise that consumers aspire to do more, and what matters most to them is technology that helps them live the lifestyle they desire and gives them the quickest access to their apps and social networks. With devices like the Samsung GALAXY S5 4G+, consumers will be at the forefront of technology – and be able to use a smart phone that pairs powerful hardware with the fastest download speeds,” said Ms Irene Ng, Vice President, Regional Marketing, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd.”
Mr Raymond Soh, Head of Engagement Practices, Singapore & Brunei, Ericsson, said: “By building high performance mobile networks, SingTel provides its customers with mobile services that enrich their lives. Apps on smartphones and tablets are increasingly becoming the way we navigate our day and Carrier Aggregation ensures that customers always get the best experience on-the-go, even at cell edges.”
ANNEX 1 – SingTel’s 4G LTE-Advanced network coverage (19 August 2014)
ANNEX 2 – SingTel LTE-Advanced coverage locations
Indoor locations (23 August 2014)
- Sim Lim Square
- Plaza Singapura
- Millenia Walk
- Capital Tower
- Bugis Junction
- Funan Digitalife Mall
- Suntec City Mall
- Suntec City Convention
- Suntec City Tower 1
- Suntec City Tower 2
- Suntec City Tower 5
- Tung Centre
- Singapore Expo
- Wisma Atria Shopping Centre
- Far East Plaza
- Lucky Plaza
- Parkway Parade
- Peoples Park Centre
- Century Square
- Changi Airport T1
- Changi Airport T2
- Raffles City
- Junction 8
- Tampines Mall
- Mustafa Centre
- Hougang Mall
- City Plaza
- Lot1 Shopping Mall
- Income at Raffles