Singtel launches 5G non-standalone network on 3.5GHz spectrum

Singtel has launched its 5G non-standalone (NSA) network –- on 3.5GHz spectrum — and offered a three-month trial for its consumer and enterprise customers.
Singtel 5G non-standalone networkSingtel said its 5G NSA network is capable of delivering 5G speeds of more than 1Gbps, by using 3.5GHz frequency from Singtel’s expanded spectrum holdings as well as existing 2100MHz spectrum.

Singtel 5G will cover areas such as Harbourfront, Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut, said Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO of Consumer Singapore, Singtel.

The three-month trial will extend free 5G connectivity and an additional 10GB of local data to 20,000 early adopters. This includes 10,000 existing Singtel Combo and XO customers with 5G handsets.

The next 10,000 eligible customers who buy a 5G phone will also get to trial Singtel 5G for free. Beyond the first 20,000 customers, others keen on 5G can also enjoy the trial for S$10 per month.

5G handsets on Singtel 5G include Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+, Samsung S20 Ultra 5G and VIVO X50 Pro. The list of handsets will be expanded as more 5G devices are made available in Singapore.