SingTel launches first 300Mbps LTE-A service in Singapore

02 June 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


SingTel has partnered with Ericsson to launch a 4G mobile broadband service with downlink speeds of up to 300Mbps.

The launch is said to be Singapore’s first 300Mbps LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service.

The technology uses LTE-A carrier aggregation, which combines 20MHz bandwidth from its 1800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum bands.

“Our customers are seeking higher speeds for their increasingly bandwidth-hungry applications,” said Tay Yeow Lian, acting MD of networks at SingTel. “We are constantly upgrading our networks with the latest technologies to deliver the fastest and most consistent mobile services to meet their digital lifestyle needs. We were the first to launch nationwide dual-band 150Mbps 4G, and are now excited to raise the bar to 300Mbps,”

The news follows the announcement in May this year of the launch of SingTel’s portfolio of VoLTE services in partnership with Samsung and Ericsson.