4G LTE would be the accurate technical description for 4G. It is anticipated the LTE portion of the name will stop being utilized, not least because it’s a significantly easier marketing message to say 4G instead of 4G LTE. At the moment the LTE part of the name means long-term evolution. This is actually a standard for high speed wireless communication, targeted specifically at mobile phones and devices like tablets. From the perspective of an everyday consumer as well as user of mobile phones, the important thing of that might be the speeds that 4G LTE is able to provide. The speeds will be considerably better than what is presently available on 3G. Another things which typically LTE offers to consumers is the fact it truly is a standard that is actually being adopted around the globe. There is no doubt that you will still require a multi-band phone to operate the 4G network in different countries, however it is the world’s first proper mobile phone standard.
Talking about 4G LTE, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has already introduced the roll-out of Singapore’s first commercial 4G mobile broadband service yesterday(May 9th) which provides mobile internet at speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The speed is twice as fast as other conventional 4G services, which go up to 75Mbps.
“We are excited to be the first to launch the next-generation of 4G services in Singapore. With speeds of up to 150Mbps, customers will enjoy an unrivalled experience for multimedia content, web surfing, games and file downloads on the move,” said SingTel Vice President of Consumer Marketing Johan Buse.
The Mobile Broadband 150 will come with a 5GB local data bundle and and the user will be charged at S$ 59.90 per month. Excess data use will be charged at S$5.35 per GB, and will be capped at S$94 per month. The service will offered with a mobile WiFi modem from May 11 and a USB dongle modem from May 18.
SingTel has claimed that although the theoretical speeds of the service goes up to 150Mbps, the typical range will be from 5Mbps to 40Mbps.
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