SINGAPORE (Aug 7): Singtel announced it will be rolling out its nationwide cellular Internet-of-Things (IoT) network by end-September.

Enterprises will be able to benefit from the operational and cost efficiencies through the use of the low-power IoT devices.

Supported by CAT-M1 and NB-IoT technologies, the network will allow businesses to leverage on the applications with low-power consumption, deep coverage and multiple connections.

The CAT-M1 network will enable businesses to make VoLTE calls using small portable devices with long battery life, such as wearables and trackers with voice capabilities.

The cellular IoT network will be able to support devices with a battery life of up to 10 years or more.

In order to ensure security, Singtel will be harnessing its cyber security expertise to implement secure and reliable IoT solutions, allowing businesses to decide whether to deploy remote sensors and IoT devices to their ecosystems, according to the IDC.

The rollout of the IoT network will help businesses accelerate by adopting innovative technologies as well as creating exciting new products and services for consumers.

Meanwhile, businesses and technology partners are invited to test and develop IoT solutions at the IoT Innovation Lab, which is set up in collaboration with Ericsson to allow businesses to experience IoT first-hand and develop business models.

Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise at Singtel, says, “With more businesses embracing the digital future, it paves the way for IoT adoption as Singapore advances towards becoming a Smart Nation. We welcome businesses to be part of the growing IoT ecosystem by leveraging on our robust infrastructure and network.”

Shares of Singtel are trading 1 cent lower at $3.82 as at 3.30pm.