Singtel begins 3 mths 5G trial using NSA 5G on 2.1 GHz and 3.5 GHz

Singtel opens registration for users to sign up for the 5G Now Market Trial.

The free 3 months trial will extend an additional 10 GB of data and free 5G connectivity tothe first 20,000 early adopters. This includes 10,000 existing Singtel Combo and XO customers with Huawei P40 Pro 5G, Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G or Vivo X50 Pro 5G who will be progressively provisioned with 3 free months of seamless 5G connectivity and additional 10GB of local data.

The next 10,000 eligible customers who sign up/recontract on Singtel Combo
and XO plans; and buy Huawei P40 Pro 5G, Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G, Samsung
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G or Vivo X50 Pro 5G will also get to trial 3 free months of
5G connectivity and additional 10GB of local data.

Singtel 5G NOW Market Trial at $10 per month
Subsequently, customers who sign up/recontract on Singtel Combo and XO
plans; and buy Huawei P40 Pro 5G, Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy
S20 Ultra 5G or Vivo X50 Pro 5G will get to trial 5G connectivity and additional 10GB of local data at S$10 per month. The additional 10GB can be used on both Singtel’s 4G and 5G networks.

Where can I use Singtel 5G service?
Singtel 5G network covers the whole of Central Business District including areas such as Orchard, Somerset, Tanjong Pagar, Harbourfront and more, where customers use data services frequently.

Areas include :
Orchard City Hall Outram Somerset, Shenton Way Bukit Merah Tanjong Pagar Red Hill, Telok Blangah Harbourfront Dhoby Ghaut Bencoolen
Clarke Quay Chinatown Bugis Stadium, Marina Bay Downtown Core

Similar to the Starhub trial, this trial runs on non Standalone 5G. That is to say, it is basically an enhanced version of 4G by probably refarming the 2100 MHz band and allocating 3500 MHz with carrier aggregation to boost up speeds.

By March 2021, most of the CBD and southern estates will be 5G covered.

It is most likely Singtel uses Ericsson Inter-band NR Carrier Aggregation, a software feature that expands the coverage and capacity of NR on mid- and high bands when combined with NR on low bands. This will improve speeds indoors and in areas with poor coverage.

The low band required for deployment can be provided with a software upgrade alone, with no need for any new hardware at all. This is thanks to our innovative Ericsson Spectrum Sharing.