Singtel is offering 20,000 free 5G access and 10GB of data in a three-month trial, the first in Singapore to offer 5G speeds of more than 1Gbps on 3.5GHz – a prime frequency of 5G.
The trial follows Singtel receiving the nod for the 3.5GHz and the millimetre wave spectrum 5G licence earlier this year.
Singtel’s 5G NSA network will be capable of delivering 5G speeds of more than 1Gbps, by harnessing 3.5GHz frequency from the telco’s newly expanded spectrum holdings as well as existing 2100MHz spectrum while employing advanced technologies such as dual connectivity.
By deploying 3.5GHz, the three-month trial will give Singtel customers an early taste of the ultra-fast mobile speeds and benefits associated with 5G, while they access content-rich services, such as movies or games, on their mobile devices. For a start, Singtel 5G will cover the republic’s Harbourfront, Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut areas.
To illustrate how 5G can “transform everyday events into immersive experiences”, Singtel is unveiling a 5G Now@UNBOXED showcase which will feature next-generation robot ambassadors, augmented reality books, 360 live entertainment delivered via virtual reality, and seamless cloud gaming.
Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said: “With Covid-19 driving everyone online and dramatically increasing our reliance on digital services, 5G is set to be a huge enabler in our lives in this new normal.
“We can tap on its potential in combination with applications such as augmented and virtual reality to deliver dynamic and immersive experiences offering the next best substitute to physical interactions, and also deepen our engagement with customers.”
Besides the customer trial, Singtel is also test-bedding new consumer and enterprise 5G solutions through various trials with key technology vendors and public service agencies.