Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) and Ericsson will accelerate their 5G partnership in Singapore through the deployment of high-end 5G technology in the city-state.
The deployment will be enabled by 5G new radio (NR) standalone and daul-mode 5G core network products and solutions, including real-time rating and policy control.
The end-to-end 5G network will operate on Singtel’s 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum bands, spanning outdoor and indoor 5G coverage use. Millimeter wave (mmWave) connectivity will also be deployed in hotspots across the city state.
Use cases for 5G-enabled applications could include cloud gaming, immersive virtual reality or augmented reality, autonomous transport, remote healthcare, and so on.
“As the leading telco in Singapore, Singtel is committed to building a secure, resilient, world class 5G network that will serve as the backbone of Singapore’s digital economy. We are pleased to be working with Ericsson, leveraging on its industry leading 5G capabilities, and to deliver innovative applications and transformative customer experience for our consumers and enterprise customers,” says Mark Chong, Singtel’s group chief technology officer.
“Singtel is determined to play a leading role in keeping Singapore at the cutting edge of technology innovation and to ensure that the whole nation benefits from 5G. To do so they need the best 5G technology on the market. At Ericsson, our global leadership is evidenced by our extensive deployment experience with 75 live 5G networks worldwide. As a long-standing partner, we are equally determined to work alongside Singtel to ensure its subscribers and business customers enjoy the best experiences and opportunities that 5G has to offer,” adds Martin Wiktorin, head of Ericsson Singapore, Brunei and Philippines.
Singtel had previously worked with Ericsson to launch the nation’s first 5G pilot network in July 2018.
See: Singtel and Ericsson launching Singapore’s first 5G pilot network
Ericsson had also won the supplier contracts to provide 5G kits for Singtel after the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) awarded one of two 5G licences to Singtel in April 2020.
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As at 12pm, shares in Singtel are trading 1 cent higher or 0.4% up at $2.34.