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Singapore Network Offering 28Mbps Mobile Download Speeds

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Singapore's MobileOne (M1) has announced a further upgrade of its HSPA network to support mobile broadband download speed of up to 28 Mbps in selected areas.

The increased speed has been achieved with the installation of MIMO (Multiple-input-multiple-output), making M1 HSPA+ network the first in the Asia Pacific to adopt this technology. MIMO will be rolled out to the entire network progressively.

Huawei has provided the upgrade.

"The HSPA+ network upgrade and deployment of MIMO are part of our ongoing efforts to provide our customers with an advanced and innovative high speed mobile broadband network. We will continue to work with Huawei to implement state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our HSPA+ network remains one of the most modern and sophisticated networks in the region capable of offering our customers a rich suite of mobile data services," said Patrick Scodeller, Chief Technical Officer of M1.

Meanwhile, M1 will be offering mobile broadband service with download speed of up to 21Mbps island-wide from this Saturday. The M1 HSPA+ network has been capable of delivering download speed of 21 Mbps since July this year, although the company says it held back its commercial launch pending the arrival of customer terminals.

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