Singapore’s info-communications company StarHub and Nokia have successfully increased the upload speed of 4G to 150Mbps in the country. The increased speed will be introduced in the Marina Bay and Orchard areas of Singapore during the state’s year-end celebrations.
According to a statement released by Nokia, this speed is “three times faster than what most 4G networks offer today.” At this speed, a customer can upload 200MB 4K resolution video in 11 seconds, claimed the company.
For increasing the 4G speed, StarHub has employed Nokia’s carrier aggregation technology, aggregating spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands together with 64 QAM. Under this technology, non-contiguous bands of spectrum are bonded to deliver wider channels, resulting in faster 4G speeds.
“The ability to upload quickly is fast becoming a necessity for our mobile customers. In fact, we saw a close to 50% increase in upload traffic year-on-year, as customers increasingly share high definition videos and photos instantly with the world. Collaborating with technology partners such as Nokia, we are driving innovation in 4G for the benefit of our customers amid continued growth in mobile data use,” said Mock Pak Lum, Chief Technology Officer, StarHub.
“We are committed to supporting StarHub in its quest to deliver a world-class service experience to its customers. Our technologies will enable the operator to improve the upload and download speeds of its 4G network even at peak traffic times to enrich the user experience,” Nicolas Bouverot, head of Asia South at Nokia responded.