Customers will need to switch to 1Gbps-capable phone.
StarHub is boosting its peak 4G speeds from 400Mbps to 1Gbps, as “the industry looks towards 5G,” it said in an announcement. Customers on its Unlimited Weekend mobile postpaid plans can access the speeds by switching to a 1Gbps-capable phone.
StarHub’s gigabit network now covers the Central Business District as well as key shopping areas, transport hubs and heartland town centres, including Bedok, Bishan, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Clementi, Orchard Road and Tampines. “StarHub will expand coverage to other high-traffic areas in stages based on network traffic insights,” it said.
Its network modernisation which enables Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) will provide connectivity for the deployment of IoT devices to support Singapore's Smart Nation drive. “Data from these sensors will allow enterprises to glean insights that can be used to improve operational efficiency and aid in long-term planning,” the firm added.
StarHub chief technology officer Chong Siew Loong said, “Amidst the growing appetite for mobile data, we are maximising the use of our spectrum assets for customers to enjoy enhanced network speed and service quality before 5G arrives. By pushing the boundaries of technology in collaboration with Nokia, we want to bolster Singapore’s standing as one of the world’s fastest, smartest and most connected countries.”
StarHub and Nokia have previously signed a multi-year agreement under which Nokia will deploy network upgrades using its advanced radio access, small cells, virtualised core, and IP routing technologies.
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