Singtel first in Singapore to deploy 5G indoor coverage
Singapore, 3 February 2021 – Singtel has expanded its 5G network coverage, bringing 5G indoors at VivoCity, the largest mall in Singapore. Running on 3.5GHz spectrum and advanced small cell radio dot technology, Singtel’s 5G network offers customers ultra-fast speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and a consistent and seamless 5G experience whether they are indoors or outdoors at VivoCity. To bring 5G to customers in more high-traffic areas, Singtel will extend its in-building 5G coverage to popular malls such as Ngee Ann City and Bugis Junction over the next few months.
Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Singtel’s Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, Consumer Singapore, said, “Our customers already enjoy our blazing fast 5G speeds across the island as we continue to rapidly roll out 5G. We are pleased to deliver our 5G speed advantage indoors at VivoCity, just as more people are going out with their friends and family. Singtel 5G provides reliable connectivity and a consistent high-speed experience, making a real difference for our customers whether they are surfing, streaming videos or gaming while on the go.”
With exceptionally fast speeds and quick response times, 5G is also set to catalyse digital transformation in the retail industry. As it becomes more commonplace, 5G will power use cases such as immersive augmented reality and virtual reality shopping experiences, real-time insights and personalised recommendations based on advanced analytics and smart inventory using IoT solutions.
Following its commitment to bring 5G mainstream and give everyone in Singapore a taste of 5G speeds, Singtel also unveiled its first indoor 5G experience zone which is located at its exclusive retail store on level 2 of VivoCity. Anyone with a smartphone can visit the store to experience 5G-powered WiFi and stream exclusive 4K content from Love Nature.
Singtel operates Singapore’s fastest 5G network, delivering 5G speeds of up to 1.2Gbps via 3.5GHz and 2100Mhz frequencies. To boost its deployment of super-fast 5G, Singtel recently switched on 28 GHz mmWave 5G in prime locations and has also steadily enhanced its 5G coverage across the island to include key residential hubs such as Clementi, Punggol and more, since the launch of its 5G network last September.
All consumers in Singapore can sample ultra-fast 5G speeds by visiting Singtel’s 5G experience zones at its multimedia kiosks, UNBOXED Lite on Orchard Road and its exclusive retail store at VivoCity. More 5G experience zones will be launched across the island in the coming months. Consumers can visit singtel.com/5G to find out more about Singtel 5G.