This afternoon, SingTel announced the launch of their commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband which claims to be the first LTE service in Singapore to be made available for consumer and business customers.
Today, SingTel announced the launch of their LTE mobile broadband service for consumers and business users. Called Broadband on Mobile Prestige 75, the LTE service claims to offer theoretical download speeds of up to 75Mbps and typical download speeds between 3.4Mbps and 12Mbps. The mobile Internet access is said to be more than three times faster than existing 3G-based services, with one-fifth of the network latency. At launch, the outdoor coverage in the central financial district and other areas that experience high data usage include – Shenton Way, Orchard, City Hall, Marina Bay, River Valley, Tanglin, Newton, Novena, Kallang, Rochor, Outram, Tanjong Pagar, Jurong West, Boon Lay, Bukit Panjang, Bedok and Changi.
In-building coverage is available in major shopping malls such as Ngee Ann City, Plaza Singapura, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Tampines Mall, West Mall, Parkway Parade and Jurong IMM. Office buildings such as Republic Plaza and Temasek Tower are also covered. The service will fall back to SingTel’s 3G-based service when users roam outside the LTE coverage area.
Broadband on Mobile Prestige 75 will initially be available for USB dongle modems only, and will be enhanced in the near future to support LTE-enabled smartphones and tablets. Existing 21Mbps 3G Broadband on Mobile Premium 21 customers can upgrade to LTE with a top-up of S$10 per month. According to SingTel, the operator is progressively expanding the network, and it expects to provide LTE coverage for 80 per cent of mobile data users by end of 2012.
|SingTelBroadband on Mobile Prestige 75 LTE Price Plan|
|Price (including GST)||S$69.90/month|
|Data Bundle||50GB 3G data (21Mbps) + 10GB LTE data|
|Excess Charges||$0.512/MB, Capped at $94.16/month|
|Download Speed||Theoretical: 75Mbps|
|Typical range: 3.4Mbps to 12Mbps|
|Comes with free LTE dongle and free Wireless@SG (3Mbps)|
|3G Mobile broadband plan||Theoretical speed||Typical download speed range||Price|
|Classic 3.6||3.6Mbps||0.8Mbps to 2.1Mbps||S$29.90|
|Priority 7.2 (with Priority Pass)||7.2Mbps||1.4Mbps to 3.7Mbps||S$40|
|Premium 21 (with Priority Pass)||21Mbps||1.7Mbps to 4.8Mbps||S$59.90|