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Singapore telcos to ensure 95% 4G network coverage from July 1

SINGAPORE:

  • Singapore mobile network operators (MNOs) are required to cover 95% of outdoor areas in the 4G network from July 1, 2016, and increase this to at least 99% from July 1, 2017.

  • In a statement on Wednesday, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said the new 4G Quality of Service (QoS) standards for compliance, was to ensure that mobile phone users experience an acceptable level of service in Singapore.
  • “These standards are imposed on MNOs providing the 4G network services. The 4G QoS standards issued by us relate to the pervasiveness of mobile coverage in Singapore, which includes outdoor areas, tunnels and in building premises.
  • “We will also impose similar standards on any new MNO, who will be provided with more lead-time to roll out its network to meet the standards,” the IDA said.
  • The new standards are similar to the 3G QoS standards enhanced in 2012 and the IDA would concurrently impose both sets of QoS standards on the MNOs.
  • There are about 4.2 million mobile users who have subscribed to 4G services in Singapore, as of February this year.\

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