To support the next wave of 5G growth, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is seeking views from the public and industry on the potential use and allocation of the 2.1 GHz spectrum band for 5G in Singapore. The band is currently used for 3G services and will expire at the end of 2021. IMDA proposes to use the 2.1 GHz spectrum band to support the nationwide deployment of 5G Standalone (SA) networks, while allowing flexibility for 3G services to continue.

The 100 MHz used by 3 Singapore telco’s 3G service will expire by 31 Dec 2021. IMDA proposes to make available of this band to the 4 MNOs for 5G SA. It looks like TPG may finally has a chance to have sub 6 deployment in additional to mmwave.

By Harry