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Ericsson Supports SingTel's Commercial LTE Launch

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Ericsson has announced that it partnered with SingTel for operator's commercial launch of 4G LTE services in Singapore. According to company, it played an important role in transforming SingTel's current 2G/3G network into a multi-standard network with 4G/LTE capability through a full turnkey project that includes installation, commissioning and radio optimization services.

The SingTel LTE network is deployed on both the 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz frequency bands with 80 percent coverage by the end of this year and full island wide coverage by early 2013.  SingTel will also deploy heterogeneous network solutions, including small cells designed to cater to high-traffic areas. 

To provide a better mobile data experience across networks, the 3G network has been upgraded to peak rates of 42Mbps, using Dual Carrier technology (DC-HSPA). 

Ericsson's solution includes the multi-standard RBS 6000 and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with Evolved Packet Gateway (EPG) based on SSR 8000 Smart Services Router and SGSN-MME, together with self-organizing networks (SON) features to speed up deployment, and network management with Ericsson's Operation Support System for Radio & Core (OSS RC). The network is already positioned for the next generation of mobile broadband, as it is easily upgradeable via software to support LTE-Advanced, said the company.

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