Singtel of Singapore has launched a peak mobile data rate of 450Mbps on its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service for all its 4G customers, at no additional charge. The company confirmed in a press release that all users with Samsung Galaxy S7s and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge devices can utilise this new service with immediate effect, adding that it expects to announce the availability of additional compatible models later this year. Furthermore, the company says it has already successfully demonstrated download speeds of up to 1Gbps in a live 4G network pilot at two sites in Pasir Ris, and that – starting next year – it will look to upgrade high-traffic areas in the city-state with peak 1Gbps mobile data speeds. The CEO of Singtel’s Consumer Singapore unit, Yuen Kuan Moon, said: ‘Achieving 1Gbps speeds on our live network marks a significant milestone in our journey to 5G.’
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