SingTel pushes the boundaries of mobile innovation with LTE-Advanced, LTE Broadcast and Ericsson Radio Dot System
(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
SingTel, Asia's leading communications company, will set a new benchmark for
mobile services with the launch of a range of groundbreaking 4G/LTE services
this year in collaboration with Ericsson. These include:
* 300Mbps mobile broadband service with LTE-Advanced
* Improved video streaming with LTE Broadcast technology
* Enhanced indoor coverage with Ericsson Radio Dot System technology
Mr Tay Soo Meng, SingTel's Group Chief Technology Officer, said: "SingTel is
continually enhancing and upgrading its networks to deliver the fastest and most
consistent mobile services. We are focused on improving customer experience by
adopting the latest technologies and pushing the boundaries of innovation."
Mr Nicholas Seow, Head of Ericsson Singapore and Brunei, said: "We are pleased
to be able to support a trailblazer like SingTel in its ambitions to continue to
lead the way in its market. With our groundbreaking solutions, we are committed
to enabling SingTel to provide world-class mobile services and seize
opportunities for growth."
300Mbps mobile broadband service with LTE-Advanced
SingTel is working closely 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. This is double the speed currently
With this upgrade, customers will enjoy an unrivalled experience for video,
music, games and other multimedia content on-the-move, as well as web surfing
LTE-Advanced enables the aggregation of multiple mobile spectrum bands,
delivering higher data speeds, greater spectral efficiency, and an increase in
system capacity. Network performance on the cell edge will also be greatly
improved, providing mobile users with better coverage and experience.
Improved video streaming with LTE Broadcast technology
To enhance the experience for the large number of Singapore consumers who use
their mobile devices to view videos, SingTel will 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 high quality live 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
To address the challenges of ensuring high quality mobile voice and data
services within buildings, SingTel will undertake a trial of Ericsson Radio Dot
System solution in the second half of the year.
The Ericsson Radio Dot System enables operators to deliver high-performance
coverage and capacity in any size or type of building. It is designed to
integrate seamlessly with SingTel's LTE and 3G networks to deliver a consistent
user experience and ensure that indoor and outdoor networks evolve in unison.
Using cost-effective and ultra-compact radio antenna equipment, the solution
extends 4G and 3G coverage to hard-to-reach areas in offices and apartments
where mobile signals are blocked by walls and partitions.
The solution will complement SingTel's recent roll-out of Small Cells
solution in locations such as underground basements and car parks where
conventional base stations and radio network equipment cannot be installed.
Ericsson Radio Dot System is compact and offers flexible mounting. It introduces
a revolutionary antenna element, or "dot," which delivers mobile broadband
access to users. Because of its convenient size, scalability, and compelling
evolution path, this product caters to different kinds of users in medium to
large indoor locations, and aims to address operators' needs of offering a
complete indoor solution.
Dots are connected and powered via standard internet LAN cables (Category
5/6/7) to indoor radio units that link to a base station. Ericsson Radio Dot
System leverages the same industry-leading features found in Ericsson's macro
base station. Deployments and upgrades are simple, addressing growing capacity
and coverage requirements. Thus the users' experience is consistent wherever
they go and the indoor network evolves in lockstep with the outdoor network.
Ericsson Radio Dot System supports integration with Ericsson's carrier Wi-Fi
portfolio enabling features such as real-time traffic steering to ensure the
best user experience across both Wi-Fi and 3GPP networks.
NOTES TO EDITORS
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services
including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms
as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia and
Africa with over 500 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including
Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a vast
network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. More
information can be found at www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
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