SingTel launches LTE

21 December 2011 |

Asian carrier SingTel has launched commercial LTE services in Singapore offering typical download speeds of between 3.4Mbps and 12Mbps.

The service will initially cover the central financial district and other areas that experience high data usage including Shenton Way, Orchard, Ciy Hall, Marine Bay, River Valley, Tanglin, Newton, Novena, Kallang, Rochor, Outram, Tanjong Pagar, Jurong West, Boon Lay, Bukit Panjang, Bedok and Changi. In building coverage will also be available in major shopping malls and offices.

SingTel is progressively expanding its network and is expecting to provide LTE coverage to 80% of mobile data users in Singapore by the end of 2012.

Yuen Kuan Moon, SingTel’s EVP of digital consumer, said: “With the commercial launch of LTE, we usher in a new era of mobile services. Our LTE service will deliver consistent speeds and performance to allow customers to go beyond web surfing and enjoy a wider range of bandwidth-intensive multimedia content on the move like never before.”

The service will initially be available on USB modems, with support for LTE enabled smartphones and tablets when they become available on the market.