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Singapore Increases Minimum Coverage Standards for 4G Networks

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Singapore's telecoms regulator has issued new rules covering the minimum coverage allowed for 4G networks.

The new regulations will require the mobile networks offering 4G services to cover 95% of outdoor areas from 1 July 2016, and will increase it to at least 99% from 1 July 2017.

The regulator, the IDA added that it will also impose similar standards on a fourth mobile network -- if a license is granted -- who will be provided with more lead-time to roll out its network to meet the standards.

The new standards are similar to the 3G coverage requirements that were enhanced in 2012.

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