Singtel is now the first telecommunication company in Singapore to offer 5G speed of more than 1Gbps on 3.5GHz, the company said in a press statement.
Interestingly the driver of the Grab-cab this correspondent took to work this morning spoke about how Grab is offering 5G to its drivers for SGD 50 per month.
By deploying 3.5GHz, a prime frequency for 5G, the three-month trial will allow Singtel customers an early taste of the ultra-fast mobile speeds and benefits associated with 5G.
For a start, Singtel 5G will cover areas such as Harbourfront, Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut.
Having launched its 5G non-standalone (NSA) network on September 1, Singtel also introduced a three-month trial for its consumer and enterprise customers.
The trial will extend free 5G connectivity and an additional 10GB of local data to 20,000 early adopters. This includes 10,000 existing Singtel Combo and XO customers with compatible 5G handsets who will be progressively provisioned with seamless 5G connectivity.
The next 10,000 eligible customers who buy a 5G phone will also get to trial Singtel 5G for free. Beyond the first 20,000 customers, others keen on 5G can also enjoy the trial for SGD10 per month.
"With COVID-19 driving everyone online and dramatically increasing our reliance on digital services to work, learn and play, 5G is set to be a huge enabler in our lives in this new normal," said Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.
"We can tap on its potential in combination with applications such as augmented and virtual reality to deliver dynamic and immersive experiences offering the next best substitute to physical interactions, and also deepen our engagement with customers.”