SingTel teams up with Ericsson on 5G

SingTel teams up with Ericsson on 5G

28 JAN 2015

Operator SingTel and vendor Ericsson have agreed to work together to test potential 5G technologies to be included in its future standardisation.

The duo say the partnership will cover workshops to align 5G requirements as well as trials for potential 5G technologies.

SingTel also said it is supporting the work on a 5G white paper by the Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance. The white paper aims to serve as a reference for the industry as it develops 5G technology.

SingTel Group CTO Tay Soo Meng said it is working towards being one of the first in the world to roll out 5G in the year 2020.

In November the operator announced it planned to set up a 5G joint innovation programme with Huawei.

SingTel, Huawei and Ericsson are among many big name industry players attempting to drive development of 5G technology, which isn’t actually likely to be officially ratified as a standard until 2016 at the earliest. Earlier this week SK Telecom and Nokia announced a similar partnership.


Joseph Waring

Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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