Sunday, April 8, 2012

StarHub selects Nokia Siemens Networks for LTE

StarHub, the second largest mobile operator in Singapore, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as its LTE mobile broadband infrastructure and services vendor.

StarHub plans to refarm its 1800MHz GSM band to carry LTE services. The first phase of StarHub’s LTE network is expected to go live by the end of 2012, covering key business areas such as the Singapore Changi Airport, Marina Bay, Suntec, and Shenton Way.

As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will also modernize StarHub’s GSM network, helping the operator reduce power consumption generated by network equipment by up to 50%. The efficient use of resources is in line with StarHub’s commitment to act in an environmentally responsible manner throughout its operations.