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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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SingTel to offer 300Mbps 4G service in Singapore

AsiaOne | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A view of SingTel posters on telephone booths outside their head office in Singapore May 15, 2014.

SINGAPORE - SingTel 4G customers with compatible devices will be able to surf at speeds up to 300Mbps in popular shopping malls, the central business district and Changi Airport by the end of 2014.

This is double the speed of current 4G services available.

The first live site at Expo is ready for service, said SingTel. Nationwide coverage will be rolled out by the end of 2015.

The first compatible device, the Huawei E5786 MiFi dongle, will be available from SingTel in mid-July. Smartphones and tablets are expected to be available soon after.

In addition, SingTel will be the first Singapore mobile operator to offer 4G data roaming in China, via China Mobile, the country's largest mobile operator.

This service is currently available only for iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones, which are compatible with the 4G mobile frequencies used by China Mobile. Other handsets will be supported in the coming months.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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