SingTel boosting coverage in busy areas

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
SingTel has announced plans to implement a range of network capacity enhancements aimed at improving mobile internet speeds in crowded places by up to 20%.
 
The company will deploy a self-organising network (SON) system on its network, and progressively roll out small cells to crowded locations.
 
Through the upgrades, the company also aims to reduce the chances of a dropped call in crowded places by as much as 40%.
 
SingTel has also expanded its 4G data roaming service to six new countries. The company's 4G users can now roam in Australia, South Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, e27 reported.     
 
SingTel's DataRoam saver plan will allow for unlimited 4G roaming in these markets for S$15 ($12) per day.
 
Australian subsidiary Optus is handling roaming in that market, while SingTel has deals with SK Telecom, Globe, CSL, Maxis and Telkomsel covering the remaining markets.

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