StarHub to Launch LTE Network and New price Plans on 19 September 2012

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Singapore's service provider StarHub plans to launch LTE network on 19 September 2012. At the same time, operator is also enhancing its 3G network with introduction of Dual Cell High-Speed Packet Access Plus (DC-HSPA+) for improved downlink speed.

At launch, its customers can experience StarHub’s LTE service in Singapore’s Central Business District, as well as in Changi Airport and Singapore Expo. By the fourth quarter of 2012, StarHub will expand its LTE network to reach more than half of the island, covering key high traffic areas and suburbs. Nationwide LTE network coverage is scheduled to be completed by 2013.

To complement its LTE network, StarHub will switch on its advanced DC-HSPA+ mobile network in the coming weeks, doubling the current 3G downlink speed to up to 42 Mbps. 

StarHub will also begin offering four new smartphone price plans from 19 September 2012. All new customers can choose from any of the four new SmartSurf plans, known as SmartSurf Lite, SmartSurf Value, SmartSurf Premium and SmartSurf Elite. The new plans also offer SmartSurf subscribers data bundles of 2GB to 12GB, with an option for them to upsize their respective data bundle by 1 GB at a promotional rate of $2.14 monthly.

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