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TELECOM & INTERNET | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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Singtel hits 1.1Gbps data speed in trials with Ericsson

This is two to three times faster than LTE peak speeds.

Singtel and Ericsson recorded an internet speed of 1.1Gbps, through a trial using wireless technology Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology.

According to a press release, this will provide internet speeds two to three times faster than peak LTE speeds.

Singtel said this is the first time for a wireless technology in Asia Pacific hit the peak speed.

Ericsson said LAA is an LTE feature that uses a 5 GHz unlicensed band in combination with the licensed spectrum to deliver a performance boost for mobile device users.

Singtel's 4.5G LTE network currently offers data speeds of 500Mbps.

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