StarHub Upgrades 4G Network Capacity with TDD-LTE at The Float@Marina Bay

StarHub Upgrades 4G Network Capacity with TDD-LTE at The Float@Marina Bay

Singapore, 3 August 2017 - StarHub Mobile customers celebrating SG52 ‘live’ at National Day Parade (NDP) 2017 will be among the first to enjoy a smoother data experience on their smartphones!

Come National Day, StarHub will commercially switch on its latest 4G equipment to serve the huge crowds at and around The Float@Marina Bay. Utilising the 2.5GHz TDD-LTE spectrum secured at the earlier auction, StarHub’s upgrade will boost the size of its data expressways that carry customers’ data traffic by 30%.

With this boost in capacity, the network will be better able to handle the expected surge in data traffic and number of connections, just as a wider road can fit more vehicles, leading to lesser bottlenecks even during peak hours. This means customers can expect to experience improvements in mobile service quality.

“Our TDD-LTE deployment will enable us to improve the experience of everyone’s 4G connection, and we are eager to bring the upgrade to more areas where it matters for our customers,” said Mr Chong Siew Loong, Chief Technology Officer, StarHub. “In the meantime, we are carrying out final rounds of optimisation to ensure our customers can enjoy the best possible experience as they broadcast their happy NDP moments to family and friends.”

By the end of this year, customers can look forward to enjoying better service quality in more areas such as Central Business District, Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Orchard Road. In 2018, coverage will be extended to other key high-traffic areas like transport hubs and heartland town centres.

StarHub’s TDD-LTE upgrade paves the way for gigabit-capable 4G services, which will be unveiled by the end of this year, when compatible phone models arrive on our shores.


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About StarHub
StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G and 3G services. It also manages an islandwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans, as well as commercial and residential IPTV services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index, the MSCI Singapore Free Index, the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Enhanced Index. Visit www.starhub.com for more information.



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