Singtel to roll out nationwide cellular Internet-of-Things (IoT) network in September

Singtel IoT network will support IoT devices with longer battery life and wider coverage

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Singtel announced the nationwide rollout of its cellular Internet-of-Things (IoT) network by end-September.

 

The support for low-power IoT devices is seen as particular beneficial to enterprises, and the network will support both CAT-M1 and NB-IoT technologies.

 

Singtel will also help alleviate security concerns by utilising its cyber security expertise in assisting enterprises in their implementation of secure and reliable IoT solutions.

 

CEO, Group Enterprise at Singtel, Bill Chiang said that the network’s launch would help pave the way for IoT adoption as Singapore advances towards Smart Nation aims.

 

Singel’s network will support devices with battery lives of up to 10 years or more, leveraging both low-band and mid-band frequencies.

 

What sets the network apart is its support for VoLTE calls via CAT-M1 technology, that can be used on small portable devices with long battery life, such as trackers and other wearables.

 

Singtel has been exploring IoT usage since 2016 with various enterprises and sees the rollout as a a way to help accelerate businesses’ adoption of innovative technologies.

 

The telco will also be inviting businesses and technology partners to try and develop IoT solutions at its own IoT Innovation Lab, setup in collaboration with Ericsson.

 

Chang said, “We are constantly forging partnerships with IoT enablers to create a rich IoT ecosystem, and develop end-to-end solutions to meet our customers’ needs.”