For those on StarHub mobile network, are having the latest phones, you might be able to experience 4G speeds up to 1 Gbps. StarHub’s gigabit network now covers the Central Business District as well as key shopping areas, transport hubs and heartland town centers, including Bedok, Bishan, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Clementi, Orchard Road and Tampines.
So, if you have the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the latest Huawei P20/P20 Pro or Sony Xperia XZ2, you can enjoy the speed. BTW, when it says 1 Gbps, realistically, it will not reach this speed due to various factor. However, based on the current 400Mbps, this is more than twice the speed.
Check out the Press Release for more details.
StarHub Accelerates Mobile Data Speeds to 1Gbps
Singapore, 6 April 2018 – StarHub has switched on Singapore’s first commercially-ready 1Gbps network for its mobile customers as the industry looks towards 5G.
As part of its ongoing network modernisation, StarHub is boosting peak 4G speeds to 1Gbps from the current 400Mbps. By simply switching to a 1Gbps-capable phone, customers on its Unlimited Weekend mobile postpaid plans can automatically surf up to twice as fast as before and enjoy a smoother data experience even during peak hours. Compatible phone models include the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ as well as the new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, and Sony Xperia XZ2.
First deployed in Marina Bay, StarHub’s gigabit network now covers the Central Business District as well as key shopping areas, transport hubs and heartland town centres, including Bedok, Bishan, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Clementi, Orchard Road and Tampines. StarHub will expand coverage to other high-traffic areas in stages based on network traffic insights.
In addition, StarHub’s network modernisation which enables Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) will provide connectivity for the deployment of IoT devices to support Singapore’s Smart Nation drive. Data from these sensors will allow enterprises to glean insights that can be used to improve operational efficiency and aid in long-term planning.
“Amid the growing appetite for mobile data, we are maximising the use of our spectrum assets for customers to enjoy enhanced network speed and service quality before 5G arrives. By pushing the boundaries of technology in collaboration with Nokia, we want to bolster Singapore’s standing as one of the world’s fastest, smartest and most connected countries,” said Chong Siew Loong, Chief Technology Officer at StarHub.
StarHub and Nokia have signed a multi-year agreement under which Nokia will deploy network upgrades using its advanced radio access, small cells, virtualised core and IP routing technologies as well as its cloud orchestration and signalling, network management, security, IoT, self-organising network and session border controller software.
“We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with StarHub. Drawing on our end-to-end network and services expertise, we are able to implement solutions that will enable StarHub to manage the ever-growing and changing needs of people and enterprises in Singapore,” said Nicolas Bouverot, Head of Asia South Market Unit at Nokia.
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StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G and 3G services. It also manages an islandwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans, as well as commercial and residential IPTV services.
Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index, the MSCI Singapore Free Index, the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Enhanced Index. Visitwww.starhub.com for more information. Visit www.starhub.com for more information.