Singaporean fixed and mobile operator StarHub announced yesterday (25 May) that, working in partnership with Nokia and Samsung, it has successfully completed the city-state’s first 5G standalone (SA) call and that 5G SIM cards will be issued to re-contracting and new mobile customers beginning mid-June 2021.
The carrier has been conducting tests on its new 5G SA network to verify the resilience of applications such as gaming and streaming at ultra-fast speeds and UHQ voice calls and now claims it is in the final preparation for launch stage, with SIM cards set to be issued ‘imminently’.
‘From mid-June 2021 as an introductory offer, re-contracting and new Mobile+ and Biz+ customers will receive StarHub’s 5G SIM cards free-of-charge (usual price: SGD37.45 [USD28.2]). These 5G SIM cards will automatically be boosted to StarHub 5G SA when the service launches. StarHub will reach out to customers progressively in the coming weeks with information on how to switch out their current SIM cards,’ it confirmed in the press release.