Singtel, Ericsson to launch 5G pilot network

Singtel and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) are strengthening their 5G Centre of Excellence Programme partnership with the announcement of a new initiative that will see Singapore´s first 5G pilot network go live by Q4 this year, the company said.

Using Ericsson´s 3GPP standards-compliant 5G technology with the trial spectrum allocated by Singapore´s Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), the pilot network will deliver 5G coverage with enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) speed and low latency communications.

Industries such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing can leverage 5G to accelerate digital transformation and deploy advanced automation technologies.

Singtel and Ericsson´s 5G Centre of Excellence Programme was launched in October 2017 to facilitate the development and deployment of 5G across Singapore. The programme features four main pillars: upgrading of employees´ skills, technology demonstrations, live field trials and collaborations with tertiary institutions.