Singtel picks Ericsson for 5G SA network roll out in Singapore

Singtel picks Ericsson for 5G SA network roll out in Singapore

The 5G standalone network deployment follows successful trials earlier this year

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Singtel is accelerating their 5G partnership with Ericsson in Singapore through the deployment of a 5G network enabled by 5G Standalone (SA) and dual-mode 5G solutions. 

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Singtel has announced that it is tapping on 28 Ghz mmWave – in addition to 3.5Ghz and 2100Mhz frequencies – to boost its rollout of ultra-fast 5G. The telco had earlier this year conducted trials on a multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform which integrates 5G’s ultra-low latency and high bandwidth capabilities with powerful cloud computing performance. This allows richer graphics to be processed on dedicated servers and transferred directly to devices, significantly cutting lag times. 

Potential 5G-enabled application use cases include cloud gaming, immersive virtual reality/augmented reality, robot-human collaboration in real-time, autonomous transport, remote healthcare, precision smart manufacturing and smart-nation connectivity. 

Mark Chong, Group Chief Technology Officer, Singtel, says: “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 experiences for our consumers and enterprise customers.” 

Martin Wiktorin, Head of Ericsson Singapore, Brunei and Philippines, says: “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. 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.” 

 

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