Shopping malls and MRT stations are perpetually crowded at most times of the day in Singapore. So when it comes to indoor network coverage, these areas have been lagging out in terms of network speed. But Singtel says that's not the case anymore.
The telco has improved its 4G and 4G+ coverage in these places, upgrading its coverage in more than 100 buildings in Singapore. It has also made enhancements to its 4G network across a number of MRT underground stations.
More than 40 buildings such as Junction 8, Raffles City Shopping Mall, Tampines Mall, Parkway Parade, and Suntec City Mall have been fitted with better 4G+ networks that now run at 300Mbps, while 70 others such as Ngee Ann City, Centrepoint, and CK Tangs now support 4G+ at 150 Mbps.
Better networks on the MRT
As for its 4G enhancements in MRT underground stations, Singtel claims that it has been constantly upgrading its network across stations on the NEL, CCL, NSL, and EWL lines since 2013. That upgrade is now complete, meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy a smooth Internet surfing experience during your commute.
The telecommunications network provider’s also increased its Singtel Wi-Fi coverage to encompass more than 200 hotspots, especially within major transport hubs and high traffic shopping malls.
But it’s worth taking note that you’ll need to be on Singtel’s mobile combo tariff plans to be eligible for Singtel Wi-Fi and you’ll need a 4G+ compatible smartphone to enjoy this mobile experience.
Singtel’s 4G+ service raked up better upload and download speeds at a number of these venues when we saw a test across all three telcos. But this doesn’t mean that other telcos, namely StarHub and M1, are lagging behind. There were certain areas where the green and orange camps produced similar or better speeds.
So if you do encounter any “Dead Zones” even after this upgrade, let us know.
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