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Singtel launches Singapore's first 4G service for tablets

Unrivalled video experience over super-fast 4G with mio TV Play app

Singapore 21 August 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) today announced that it will launch Singapore's first 4G service for tablets on 28 August.

The service will offer tablet users theoretical download speeds of up to 75Mbps and typical download speeds between 3.4Mbps and 12Mbps (1).  It will provide mobile Internet access that is more than three times faster than existing 21Mbps 3G tablet services, with one-fifth of the network latency (2).

Singtel will also be the first to bring 4G tablets to Singapore. At launch, two models will be offered: Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE).  (Please refer to Annex 1 for technical specifications). These tablets will be available from Singtel with the new Prestige 75 plans. Existing 4G smartphone customers can also purchase the tablets with a multi-SIM plan. Singtel is working with leading handset manufacturers to expand its range of tablets over time.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel's CEO Consumer Singapore, said: “With the high speeds and low latency performance of our 4G network, tablet users will enjoy the ultimate multimedia experience for their videos, games, music and online content. We were the first to bring 4G smartphones to Singapore, and we are thrilled to be the first to put 4G tablets into the hands of our customers. We are rapidly expanding our 4G network coverage, and we are well on track to achieve island wide coverage early next year."

Tablet model

ASUS Tranformer Pad TF300TL

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (LTE)


4G tablet price plan

Prestige 75

Prestige 75

Prestige 75

Prestige 75

 

Data bundle

10GB 10GB 10GB 10GB  

Monthly subscription 

$64.90

$49.90

$64.90

$49.90

 

Tablet price

$429

$549

$329

$449

 

Excess usage and data cap

$5.35 per GB (w GST) 1 July to 31 Dec 2012. $10.70/GB (w GST) from 1 Jan 2013

$94 (w GST) cap applies

 

Contractual period

24 months

24 months

24 months

24 months

 
           

To allow tablet users to take advantage of the superb high speed video streaming capabilities of the 4G network, Singtel will launch the mio TV Play app for Android tablets on 28 August.  This app will offer an extensive library of on-demand movies, including new release Hollywood blockbusters and the latest titles from around the world. Movies will be offered from $2.99, and users can charge purchases to their Singtel bill or credit card.  mio TV Play will be pre-loaded into the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE).

Please visit www.singtel.com/bbmobile for more information.

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Annex 1 – Tablet technical specifications

Model

Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL (LTE)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE)

Operating system

Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)

Screen size

10.1" WXGA(1280 X 800) LED Backlight screen with IPS

8.9" WXGA TFT technology

Internal memory

32GB, 1GB RAM

16GB, 1GB RAM

Expandable memory

Up to 64GB

Up to 32GB

Camera specs

8MP, Front 1.2MP

3MP

Other features

Nvidia® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core 1.2Ghz

Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060
1200 MHz
     

 


(1) Users can expect 3.4Mbps to 12Mbps speeds more than 80% of the time in areas of coverage.  Speeds and user experience are dependent on factors such as the user’s location from base stations, the number of users in the area, the mobile devices used, as well as the response of websites accessed.  Users may also experience slower speeds indoors where mobile signals are blocked by walls and structures. 

(2) Three times faster than 21Mbps 3G mobile broadband service.  Network latency will vary depending on the location of the web servers accessed by the user.   80% lower latency was measured for Singapore-based servers.