SingTel Mobile, the wireless arm of southeast Asian telco Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), yesterday unveiled its fourth-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) tariff plans in the city-state, promising a doubling in maximum download speeds for both consumers and business customers. SingTel Mobile’s new 4G service has theoretical and typical download speeds of up to 75Mbps and 12Mbps respectively, and will be priced at SGD69.90 (USD53.55) per month. Offered as ‘Mobile Prestige 75 LTE’, the bundle includes 10GB of 4G data, as well as 50GB of 3G 21Mbps data. The operator claims the LTE network will deliver speeds at least twice those currently available and further, has trumped rival M1 by making 4G available to residential and not just corporate customers. SingTel says the new service will be available for consumers and businesses alike by the end of the week. At launch the LTE service will be available for USB dongle users and coverage will be limited to high-volume data areas such as the Central Business District and Orchard, as well as selected shopping areas such as Ngee Ann City, Tampines Mall and IMM. By 2012 SingTel Mobile hopes to have extended to 80% of customers, rising to 95% by 2013.
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