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M1 deploys commercial LTE network in Singapore

Anuradha Shukla | May 16, 2011
Southeast Asia’s first commercial long-term evolution network promises a rich mobile broadband experience for customers.

M1 will deploy Southeast Asia's first commercial long term evolution (LTE) network in Singapore.

M1, the Singapore based mobile, broadband and fixed communications service provider, notes that the new network will enable rich multimedia applications, giving M1 customers a rich mobile broadband experience.

LTE can deliver downlink speeds of up to 300 Mbps and is ideal for the efficient carriage of data traffic. Next-generation telecommunications network solutions provider Huawei will provide the turnkey LTE solution for M1.

Huawei has been contracted to provide the solution under a five-year contract valued at US$225 million.

This mega project for M1's island-wide next generation network includes installation of macro base stations, distributed base stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

Wireless Internet experience

According to M1, the deployment of the LTE network is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012, and will enhance the wireless Internet experience for its customers.

"We are building an advanced world-class mobile network which will truly enhance the wireless Internet experience for our customers, and cater to the increasing demands of future mobile devices and applications," said Karen Kooi, chief executive officer, M1. "With Huawei's strong global track record and technological expertise, we are confident that this partnership will maintain M1's technology leadership in the wireless space."

"It is a great privilege for Huawei to be M1's partner in the deployment of the region's first commercial LTE network," said Huawei's president of wireless product line, David Wang Tao. "With our innovative end-to-end solution, Huawei is fully committed to make this network deployment a success."


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