Sunday, April 28, 2013

Singtel Invested S$150 Million in 4G Rollout

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) invested $150 million over the past year to launch its 4G network across Singapore. SingTel is now providing street-level coverage across the island, as well as indoor coverage in more than 550 buildings, including shopping malls, hotels and other commercial properties.

Singtel said that it is progressively deploying Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology in commercial buildings to boost maximum user download speeds from 75Mbps to 150Mbps.  SingTel has so far deployed MIMO in busy locations such as Nex, Jurong Point, Changi Airport and Tampines Mall.

SingTel said it expects the next generation of 4G devices capable of supporting speeds of up to 150Mbps to be available from the second half of this year.