Mobile Subscribers at Marina Bay to Get Maximum Throughput on Singapore’s National Day Parade

Mobile subscribers from StarHub and Singtel within the Marina Bay area on the 9th August 2017, will get to enjoy unprecedented levels of network continuity. In previous celebrations, the mobile telcos will usually deploy additional mobile cell towers, to support the expected increase use. With the two announcements released on Thursday, 4th August 2017, the support may come with additional technologies added.

Singtel released their press release first, announcing plans to team with network vendors, ZTE, Huawei and Ericsson, to deploy massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology commercially on its LTE-Advanced mobile network using the 2.5GHz spectrum.

StarHub then released plans to commercially switch on its latest 4G equipment also on 2.5GHz spectrum, utilising TDD-LTE, to serve the huge crowds at and around The Float@Marina Bay. 

Singtel’s massive MIMO is a lead-up to 5G network, while StarHub’s TDD-LTE prepares the network for the eventual released of smartphones gigabit-capable 4G services.

Here are the respective telco’s press releases.




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