SIMBA has recently extended the provisioning of its 5G NSA network to a wider user base, specifically to users of iPhone 12, 13, and 14 models. This development presents an opportunity for these users to experience the benefits of the 5G NSA network.
It is worth noting, however, that users of Android devices are currently excluded from this provisioning. Nonetheless, if the SIM card used for the SIMBA 5G NSA network is inserted into other compatible 5G devices that support 5G NSA, the SIM card will still function accordingly.
It is important to mention that devices from Google and Samsung currently have the 5G NSA function disabled by firmware. Conversely, users of Xiaomi, Oppo, VIVO, and Realme devices, which are typically not firmware-locked to 5G networks, may have the opportunity to try out the provisioned SIM card.
We conducted a test of the 5G NSA network using the Xiaomi 13 Pro, which showed that the network anchors on band 8 or band 40 and ties in carrier aggregation with the n1 band. However, with a total bandwidth of 50 MHz, of which 2×40 MHz is derived from the 4G band, the speed may be slower than other 5G NSA implementations.
This is in contrast to Singtel’s 5G NSA network, which has a total of more than 100 MHz of n78 bandwidth at its disposal. Our test results align with those of M1 5G NSA and Giga 5G NSA when they were still in operation.
Below is a video of our test of SIMBA 5G NSA, it attained a speed of close to 200 Mbps downlink and 25 Mbps for uplink. Ping time is slashed down to almost 15 ms. With a lower ping time, With lower latency, the network can respond more quickly to user requests, resulting in faster load times, quicker data transfer, and improved application performance.