Singtel achieves 1Gbps mobile speed on Ericsson CA technology

Singtel digital achievementEricsson said telecom operator Singtel has achieved the world’s first 1Gbps mobile speed on its quad-band FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology.

Singtel, a telecom operator in Singapore, can optimise the usage of its 2500 MHz spectrum band in order to enhance the consumer mobile experience.

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Singtel will now progressively roll out this technology at key high traffic locations such as Orchard Road, Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Clarke Quay.

The availability of smartphones supporting 1 Gbps speeds offered by quad-band FDD/TDD CA is expected in the second half of 2018.

Singtel will utilize Ericsson’s intelligent technology Bandwidth-Aware CA feature and offer up to 20 percent faster mobile broadband speeds to existing Singtel smartphone users in Singapore.

This mobile technology allows telecom operators to manage spectrum more efficiently and supports customers’ smartphones to automatically select the best spectrum band combination available, enabling optimum speeds.

Mark Chong, group chief technology officer of Singtel, said: “As the world prepares for the 5G era, Singtel is leveraging its spectrum assets and the latest advancements in mobile technology to optimise our network usage.”

Martin Wiktorin, country manager for Ericsson Singapore, Brunei & the Philippines, said Singtel subscribers will be able to enjoy higher speeds with Bandwidth-Aware CA, which also allows network providers to manage spectrum utilisation more efficiently.