SingTel Outlines LTE Network Upgrades

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Singapore's SingTel is planning to test LTE A and LTE Broadcast services later this year, according to its infrastructure supplier, Ericsson.

SingTel is working with Ericsson to upgrade its Singapore 4G network to LTE-Advanced later this year. This will enable SingTel to boost the maximum data speeds of its 4G service to 300Mbps -- double the speed currently offered.

To enhance the experience for the large number of Singapore consumers who use their mobile devices to view videos, SingTel will also undertake a trial of LTE Broadcast technology in the second half of the year.

Based on Ericsson's Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) solution, LTE Broadcast will enable a virtually unlimited number of mobile users in densely populated areas to stream broadcast videos simultaneously to their mobile devices. The solution makes the most efficient use of mobile frequency spectrum and network resources.

In addition, the technology will greatly enhance the video viewing experience at live events with capabilities such as access to multiple camera angles, feeds and statistics in real-time.

Enhanced indoor coverage with Ericsson Radio Dot System technology

SingTel will also undertake a trial of Ericsson Radio Dot System small cell products in the second half of the year.

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