Singtel IoT network goes live in Singapore

Singtel and 5GSingtel has rolled out a cellular Internet of Things (IoT) network in Singapore in partnership with Ericsson.

The telecom operator did not reveal the pricing plan of IoT packages.

The nationwide IoT network of Singtel promises to offer the best coverage, power efficient and cost-effective solutions to enterprises — supporting CAT-M1 and NB-IoT devices. Singtel’s IoT allows businesses to benefit from applications with low-power consumption.

Diomedes Kastanis, head of IoT at Singtel, said: “We will bring IoT and 5G innovation to businesses and consumers.”

Singtel’s goal is to reduce the time to market for the introduction of new services, eliminate any technological barriers and redefine existing business models. Singtel’s IoT network also offers a universal connected life management application that enables any device or service to interact with one another regardless of the service provider or technology.

Singtel has conducted IoT trials with partners including bike-sharing company Mobike, smart metering solutions provider EDMI and modem chip maker SIMCom Wireless Solutions. Ericsson partners such as Fortinet, Arrow Electronics, Trevis Technology and Aecus Asia Consulting will be part of Singtel’s innovation lab.