Swedish vendor Ericsson has announced an acceleration of its 5G partnership with Singaporean mobile network operator (MNO) Singtel, confirming plans for the deployment of ‘high-end’ 5G technology enabled by 5G New Radio (NR) Standalone (SA) and dual-mode 5G core network products and solutions. According to Ericsson, the energy-efficient, end-to-end 5G network will operate on Singtel’s 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum bands, supporting outdoor and indoor 5G coverage. Meanwhile, millimetre wave (mmWave) connectivity will also be deployed in hotspots across the city state.
Mark Chong, Singtel’s Group Chief Technology Officer, said of the matter: ‘As the leading telco in Singapore, Singtel is committed to building a secure, resilient, world-class 5G network that will serve as the backbone of Singapore’s digital economy. We are pleased to be working with Ericsson, leveraging its industry-leading 5G capabilities to deliver innovative applications and transformative customer experiences for our consumers and enterprises.’