M1 and StarHub Announce Plans to Upgrade 4G Networks to Support 300Mbps
Following SingTel's announcement of its 300Mbps 4G service, both M1 and StarHub responded to a query from HardwareZone on the upgrading plans for their 4G networks.
Mr. Chua Hian Hou, Assistant General Manager for Corporate Communications replied that M1's 4G network has already been upgraded to support speeds of up to 300Mbps in select locations in Orchard Road and Jurong. M1 customers can expect to enjoy outdoor speeds of up to 300Mbps nationwide by end of the year.
According to Mr. Lim Eng Huat, Head of Mobile Network Engineering, StarHub's 4G network "will support 150Mbps from July 2014 and will be upgraded to 300Mbps later this year." In addition, 4G service coverage is also available at major MRT stations along the North-South, East-West, North-East and Circle lines.
It is noteworthy to mention that there is currently no mobile device in the market that can support speeds of up to 300Mbps. Most flagship smartphones such as the HTC One (M8), LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 support speeds of up to 150Mbps. The first compatible device, the Huawei E5786 MiFi dongle, will be available from SingTel in mid July.