Ericsson a partner for SingTel's 4G/LTE and network transformation
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Sep 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
* Ericsson supports SingTel to launch Singapore's first
* SingTel's 3G networks have been upgraded to offer 42Mbps peak
speeds using dual carrier technology (DC-HSPA) to support superior
mobile broadband experience
* Ericsson's end-to-end IP solution includes multi-standard
radio-access network with RBS 6000, Evolved Packet Core and Evolved
Packet Gateway on SSR 8000 Smart Services Routers in a full turnkey
SingTel was the first operator to launch commercial 4G/LTE services
in Singapore. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is a partner for this advanced
Ericsson's long term relationship with SingTel began with the
delivery of the
operator's existing 2G networks. Ericsson played an
important role in transforming SingTel's current 2G/3G network into a
multi-standard network with
4G/LTE capability through a full turnkey
project that includes installation,
commissioning and radio
The SingTel 4G/LTE networks is deployed on both the 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz
bands with 80 percent coverage by the end of this year and
full island wide coverage by early 2013. SingTel will also deploy
heterogeneous network solutions, including small cells designed to
cater to high-traffic areas.
To provide a better mobile data experience across networks, the 3G
been upgraded to peak rates of 42Mbps, using Dual Carrier
technology (DC-HSPA). This gives SingTel the edge to support its range
of new 4G/LTE phones now in the market.
Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO Consumer Singapore at SingTel, says: "With the
of LTE-capable smartphones and tablets, meeting consumer
demands for faster services and better performance is critical. We
have been working hard on the
rollout of our network with Ericsson."
In Singapore, mobile penetration currently exceeds 150 percent and,
according to a recent Ericsson ConsumerLab study, Singaporeans are
ranked No. 1 for smartphone ownership (74 percent penetration) and
No. 2 for tablet ownership (31 percent penetration) globally. All of
this is fuelling mobile data traffic growth in the city-state,
prompting SingTel's decision to launch a 4G/LTE network.
Nicholas Seow, President and Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei
at Ericsson, says: "Partnering with a leading carrier such as SingTel
is of key
importance to Ericsson as SingTel is one of the most
advanced carriers in the
region. I'm delighted with SingTel's
continued trust in us as key supplier, and
I believe this
collaboration shows how Ericsson can help operators to successfully
execute large and demanding projects. This reaffirms our
in the 4G/LTE market and extends our long-standing
relationship with SingTel,
which dates back to 2003."
Ericsson's total transformation solution includes the multi-standard
and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with Evolved Packet Gateway
(EPG) based on SSR
8000 Smart Services Router and SGSN-MME, together
with self-organizing networks
(SON) features to speed up deployment,
and network management with Ericsson's
Operation Support System for
Radio & Core (OSS RC). The network is already positioned for the next
generation of mobile broadband, as it is easily upgradeable via
software to support LTE-Advanced.
Ericsson has now signed 88 LTE/EPC contracts in 38 countries on five
With this contract, Ericsson maintains its leading
position in LTE and mobile
broadband, currently providing coverage
for 305 million of the 455 million global LTE population.
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