SingTel has announced it is the first mobile operator in the world to offer a commercial 300Mbps 4G service with the launch of the Huawei E5786 mobile MiFi device.
This is the first mobile broadband device globally to be compatible with cutting-edge LTE-Advanced networks, which can deliver ultra-fast data speeds of up to 300Mbps.
It will be available from 24 July from SingTel’s retail outlets and online shop at $399. Customers can also purchase it at a discounted price of $168 with any SingTel 24-month mobile broadband plan.
Mr Johan Buse, SingTel’s Vice President of Consumer Marketing, said: “With multimedia applications consuming increasingly more bandwidth, speed is everything. The launch of the Huawei E5786 enables us to bring the benefits of LTE-Advanced services to Singaporeans before anyone else in the world. At SingTel, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to provide our customers with the very best that technology has to offer.”
In addition to the Huawei E5786, other LTE-Advanced enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be available from SingTel in the coming months.
All SingTel 4G customers with compatible devices will be able to enjoy the 300Mbps service at no extra charge.
Update on LTE-Advanced roll-out
SingTel is rapidly expanding its LTE-Advanced network, including outdoor and in-building locations. Coverage is currently available at Changi Airport, Singapore Expo and the area around Bugis MRT station.
Customers can expect coverage in the CBD, Orchard, Shenton Way and City Hall areas by the end of August. More than half of the island will be covered by the end of October and nationwide coverage is expected by the end of the first quarter of 2015.
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