SingTel Mobile, working with equipment partner Ericsson, have successfully launched the first 300Mbps LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service in Singapore – double the current maximum peak speed of 150Mbps. In a joint release, the two said that they achieved downlink speeds of up to 300Mbps using LTE-A carrier aggregation by combining 20MHz of bandwidth each from the carrier’s 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. SingTel Mobile now plans to expand the LTE-A service as consumer devices supporting the technology become more widely available in the city-state. Commenting on the launch, SingTel’s acting managing director of networks, Tay Yeow Lian, said: ‘Our customers are seeking higher speeds for their increasingly bandwidth-hungry applications. At SingTel, we are constantly upgrading our networks with the latest technologies to deliver the fastest and most consistent mobile services to meet their digital lifestyle needs. We were the first to launch nationwide dual-band 150Mbps 4G, and are now excited to raise the bar to 300Mbps.’
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