Singtel trials its first 5G standalone network

5G SA trial network offers  opportunity to accelerate automation and digitalisation.

Singtel has deployed the nation’s first 5G standalone (SA) trial network at its 5G Garage testing facility. The network, which utilises 3.5GHz spectrum and Ericsson’s advanced Massive MIMO (Multiple-input multiple-output) technology to deliver ultra-fast speeds and low-latency or response times, provides enterprises with early access to 5G to develop and trial 5G solutions.

COVID-19 has brought a new urgency to digital transformation for many sectors, said Bill Chang CEO group enterprise at Singtel said,

“With 5G’s low latency and scalability, enterprises can not only drive efficiencies and make better and more cost-effective decisions but also deliver richer customer experiences,” he said. “The launch of this 5G SA trial network is also an important step as we get ready for commercial 5G SA.

We welcome enterprises to harness the power of 5G to future-proof their businesses and catalyse their digital transformation at 5G Garage.”

Global cloud gaming provider, Ubitus, is one of the first enterprise to use Singtel’s 5G SA network for a 5G cloud gaming trial. The trial demonstrated a 5G cloud gaming experience that consistently delivered 85 per cent lower latency of between 8 to 11 milliseconds compared to cloud gaming on 4G. It was conducted on Singtel’s multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform which integrates 5G’s ultra-low latency and high bandwidth capabilities with powerful cloud computing performance.

Enterprises keen to ramp up 5G innovation with the benefits of 5G SA network connectivity can register their interest at and test-bed 5G applications and technologies at 5G Garage at no charge.

Since the launch of 5G Garage with Ericsson and Singapore Polytechnic in January 2019, Singtel has successfully developed ten 5G use cases together with more than 20 start-ups and enterprises in areas such as robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones.

Singtel has also collaborated with PSA to trial maritime 5G use cases to optimise port operations at the future Tuas Port. In addition, Singtel is working with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre, and JTC to enable enterprises to develop and test advanced 5G-powered manufacturing solutions.



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