Singtel first to launch 5G Standalone network in Singapore

Singtel recently launched its 5G Standalone (SA) network, offering customers early access to the most advanced 5G connectivity globally. As compared to the 4G network, 5G SA network delivers twice the responsiveness, 30% faster uploads, with strengthened authentication and encryption capability. With much greater bandwidth and near-instant responses, 5G SA will enable revolutionary applications like self-driving cars, real-time immersive entertainment, and massive Internet of Things (IoT) connections.

“We are thrilled to introduce supercharged connectivity on Singapore’s most powerful 5G network. Our customers will be among the first in the world to enjoy the benefits that 5G SA can deliver. Wherever they are, consumers can stream 4K videos seamlessly, share favourite photos and moments with friends instantaneously, and enjoy lag-free gameplay and video conferencing. 5G SA will also fuel new innovations, being a key enabler of the digital transformation across industry sectors,” said Ms Anna Yip, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.

Singtel has teamed up with Samsung, their official 5G SA launch partner, to give selected customers early access to this next-generation mobile network. Customers can get a taste of Singtel’s 5G SA network on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G handsets, running a Singtel-exclusive beta release of Samsung’s 5G SA software.

Customers can register their interest at www.singtel.com/5GSAearlyaccess to be one of the first customers to experience Singtel’s 5G SA network. Customers with creative entries on how 5G will transform their lives will be selected to receive a “5G Power Up” kit that comprises a 5G SA SIM card, a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G handset and cool accessories.

Singtel has been operating Singapore’s latest 5G NSA network under a market trial since last September, offering 5G speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps. Singtel within a year of receiving their 5G license, has now turned on 5G SA and deployed over a thousand 5G sites across Singapore in strategic locations such as Orchard Road, Central Business District, Marina Bay, Harbourfront and Sentosa, as well as major residential areas including Sengkang, Punggol, Pasir Ris, Jurong East, Woodlands and more. Singtel is the only telco to roll out in-building 5G, covering popular malls such as VivoCity and Ngee Ann City, and they will continue to expand its indoor 5G footprint in the coming months.

As for the enterprise market, Singtel is focused on accelerating 5G innovation and 5G adoption, launching Genie, the world’s first portable 5G-in-a-box platform and expanding its 5G ecosystem with 5G Multi-access Edge Compute trials in collaboration with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

All consumers in Singapore can trial 5G’s ultra-fast speeds and ultra-low latency at Singtel’s 5G experience zones in selected Singtel Shops, UNBOXED and UNBOXED Lite on Orchard Road. Visit singtel.com/5G to find out more about Singtel 5G.

* Information and picture courtesy of Singtel *

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