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Singtel launches 5G roaming service

The company launched the service to support athletes in Tokyo Olympics.

Singtel rolled out its 5G roaming service to allow faster connectivity to its customers, according to a statement, Tuesday.

A long-time supporter of Team Singapore, Singtel said it kicked off the launch by sponsoring 5G connectivity with its partner athletes who will represent Singapore in the Tokyo Olympics to allow them to stay connected with their loved ones and fans.

The Singtel 5G roaming provides customers “seamless, ultra-fast connectivity” through video calls and accessing online maps or live streaming on social media. Singtel 5G customers on 5G NOW or 5G XO plans will be the first to experience 5G roaming service.

“We have launched 5G roaming in anticipation of overseas travel resuming as Singapore and more countries ramp up their COVID-19 vaccination programmes. This will enable our customers to immediately roam abroad with a powerful 5G experience when the world opens up again. We are pleased that our Team Singapore partner athletes heading to the Games in Japan this month will be the early users of our 5G roaming service, Anna Yip, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said.

“We hope that by staying connected with their loved ones and fans back home, they will be able to perform at their best. We are also excited to continue providing the best sports content with a free live broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics, so that fans in Singapore can cheer the team on virtually,” she added.

5G roaming service is enabled in 13 destinations through 18 global telco partners, including Australia, China, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand. More destinations will be added in the coming months, Singtel said.

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