Singapore first as 5G pilot network deploys through Singtel and Ericsson

Singapore’s first 5G pilot network is expected to launch by the fourth quarter of 2018, through a partnership between Singtel and Ericsson.

The network pilot is expected to be located at the country’s science, business and IT hub at one-north, with enhanced mobile broadband speed and low latency communications.

“5G has the potential to accelerate the digital transformation of industries, as well as empower consumers with innovative applications,” said Mark Chong, group CTO at Singtel.

“We are pleased to take another bold step in our journey to 5G with our 5G pilot network at one-north and invite enterprises to start shaping their digital future with us.”

5G telecommunications technology is expected to achieve speeds that are 10 times faster than current 4G technology, enabling the transmission of terabytes of data in minutes, with industries such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing expected to benefit the most.

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