Singtel has started the deployment of 5G technology enabled by 5G New Radio (NR) Standalone and dual-mode 5G core network products and solutions from Ericsson.
The energy-efficient 5G network will operate on Singtel’s 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum bands, spanning outdoor and indoor 5G coverage. Singtel will also ensure Millimeter wave (mmWave) connectivity in hotspots across the city state.
Ericsson’s radio and core solutions will ensure that residents, enterprises, industry and government 5G-enabled application use cases could include cloud gaming, immersive virtual reality/augmented reality, robot-human collaboration in real-time, autonomous transport, remote healthcare, precision smart manufacturing and smart-nation connectivity.
The 5G contract award takes the partnership between Ericsson and Singtel to new levels, as Industry 4.0 gathers pace globally. Singapore was named world’s most competitive economy for the second successive year in the latest IMD World Competitiveness Ranking.
Mark Chong, group chief technology officer of Singtel, said: “We are working with Ericsson, leveraging on its industry-leading 5G capabilities and to deliver applications and customer experiences for our consumers and enterprises.”