SingTel, Samsung and Ericsson unveil world's fastest smartphone service
Published on: 19th Aug 2014
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SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, today broke new ground in the mobile industry by unveiling the world's first commercial 300Mbps LTE A service for smartphones.
The service will be available from 23 August 2014 when SingTel launches the Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+, the first handset globally to be compatible with 4G LTE-A networks. Another compatible smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha 4G+, will be available from SingTel in September 2014.
Network now covers more than half of Singapore
SingTel has been working with its mobile network equipment provider, Ericsson, to rapidly expand its LTE-A network across Singapore.
Street level coverage now extends to more than 55 percent of the island, including areas such as Orchard, the CBD, Shenton Way, City Hall, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Jurong, Telok Blangah and Woodlands.
Indoor coverage is currently available at 29 locations such as Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction, Suntec City, Raffles City, Tampines Mall and Changi Airport.