TPG Telecom is pleased to announce its partnership with ST Engineering and its JV company SPTel to champion and develop 5G enterprise use cases for the following strategic clusters: airports, maritime, smart estates and public sectors.

The partnership is to cover trials as there are currently no commercial 5G networks in Singapore in service yet.

Under this partnership, ST Engineering’s Electronics sector will leverage its deep domain expertise to provide the enabling platform and applications to support 5G use cases. As a global technology provider for smart city solutions, ST Engineering holds a proven track record and extensive experience of leveraging innovations and technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, analytics, robotics and edge computing to drive digital transformation and create multi-disciplinary smart solutions to benefit enterprises.

SPTel is currently the only network service provider that offers true network diversity with 5G-ready Software Defined Network capabilities. SPTel will extend its intelligent network capabilities, including the provision of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) Nodes, to enable
the 5G use cases.

Mr. Richard Tan, Managing Director & Acting CEO, TPG Telecom said: “Our partnership with ST Engineering will accelerate the adoption of 5G in Singapore. 5G is many times faster than 4G with lower latencies, enabling many new applications such as industry
automation, autonomous vehicles, remote robotics, augmented and virtual reality, and event live streaming. The agreement also allows TPG to leverage SPTel’s resilient fibre network for network diversity and pervasive hubs around the island as locations for our
5G base stations.”

Mr. Ravinder Singh, President, Electronics, ST Engineering said, “This partnership leverages the strength of all three parties to drive 5G use cases that solve real-world problems and provide sustainable solutions for enterprises. I am confident that collectively, we will drive the development of the 5G ecosystem in Singapore to better support industry transformation and digitalisation.”

“SPTel is pleased to bring together best-in-class partners to develop solutions that can support new growth opportunities arising from 5G,” said Titus Yong, CEO of SPTel. “We are well poised to facilitate the enterprise adoption of 5G in Singapore with our extensive infrastructure, especially with our Multi-Access Edge Computing Nodes which brings enhanced network capabilities closer to end users.”

By Harry