Singtel (telecom company of Singapore) and Ericsson might be rolling out first 5G pilot network of Singapore, which might go live by the quarter four of 2018, the firms claimed this week to the media in a joint release. The 5G pilot network will be used in Buona Vista, the nation’s business, science, and IT center. In addition, the pilot network is believed to offer 5G coverage with low latency communications and improved eMBB (Mobile Broadband) speed.
Employing the 5G pilot network, Ericsson and Singtel will perform drone tests in Buona Vista later this year, the firms claimed said. “We are happy to take one more step with our 5G pilot network in our voyage to 5G in Buona Vista and invite companies to began shaping their digital future with us,” claimed Group Chief Technology Officer at Singtel, Mark Chong, to the media in an interview.
“We think that 5G will have a major role in the digital alteration of the Singapore economy. Showing the possibilities in this showcase event will be a booster for deals with Singapore companies,” claimed Head of Ericsson Brunei, Singapore, and the Philippines, Martin Wiktorin, to the media in an interview. Ericsson and Singtel also lately showed 5G use cases at an occasion comprising AR (augmented reality) streaming on a 5G network working in the wave spectrum of 28 GHz millimeter.
On a related note, Ericsson earlier extended its worldwide education program dubbed as “Connect to Learn” in India. This indicates that the firm’s mobile broadband solutions have now been branched out to 34 hubs to offer Internet access and connectivity to digital education initiative. Rolled out in 2010, the aim of “Connect to Learn” program is to elevate authorization to quality education, particularly for girls, via the incorporation of digital learning resources and technology tools in schools all over the world.