6 Jun 2012
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel’s) mobile arm has launched 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services for the smartphone user (consumer) segment in Singapore. The cellco says it is also introducing a range of Flexi and iFlexi plans with tiered data bundles from 1 July 2012 for all subscribers on its network. The new smartphones supported under this week’s launch include the HTC One XL, LG Optimus LTE and Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE. The operator says it is also looking to launch a ‘Priority Pass’ traffic feature for the LTE network next year which will provide subscribers with priority for their data traffic when the network is loaded, thus ensuring smoother streaming and downloads. SingTel Mobile hopes to complete its 4G network rollout in early 2013, and until then is augmenting LTE coverage with a 42Mbps (download) service in areas not served by the 4G network.