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Singtel partners Ericsson and Samsung to boost LTE speeds beyond 300Mbps

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Singapore's Singtel says that it will soon deliver speeds beyond 300Mbps for its customers. It will use Ericsson's LTE A technology to deploy a tri band Carrier Aggregation service to boost mobile speeds.

Tri-band Carrier Aggregation (also called three-carrier LTE-Advanced) is a step up from the current dual-carrier LTE networks used by Singtel. The technology combines bandwidth from three of Singtel's spectrum bands to deliver higher performance mobile data services.

The tri-band Carrier Aggregation service will be progressively deployed in Singapore over the next two years with trials beginning in Q2 2015. Samsung will be providing devices supporting tri-band Carrier Aggregation for the trial.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel's CEO of Consumer Singapore says: "With smartphone penetration rates of over 85 percent in Singapore, data download speed is very important to our customers. This is why we continue to invest in improving our technology to ensure we deliver the fastest and most consistent experience to our customers."

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