Thursday, May 6, 2010

NEC Confirms SingTel's LTE Trial

NEC announced its participation SingTel's LTE field trials, which are scheduled to be carried out in Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines. NEC is participating in the trial through Globe Telecom in the Philippines.

The trial will verify data capacity and throughput, as well as the handover of existing networks and interoperability with third-party devices, all of which within a high-speed transmission environment. NEC is implementing verification and interoperability tests via the provision of wireless base stations, EPC core network devices, etc.

  • In November 2009, SingTel announced plans to conduct regional LTE trials in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore in collaboration with Optus, Globe Telecom and Telkomsel. The trials, which are scheduled to commence in the first half of 2010, will take place over a period of six to nine months. The trials will lay the groundwork to establish a regionally compatible LTE network to facilitate growth in the mobile broadband business for the SingTel Group, which now serves a mobile-user base of more than 273 million across its various markets. Six leading network vendors were invited to participate in the LTE trials: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE.


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