SingTel selects Ericsson for ultra-high speed broadband trial in Singapore

Ericsson , will deliver an ultra-high speed fixed broadband trial network to SingTel. Based on Ericsson’s EDA VDSL2 (Ethernet DSL Access Very-High-Bit Rate Digital Subscriber Line 2) broadband technology, the trial network will enable SingTel to deliver ultra-high speed broadband services deployed over existing copper lines.

This will make SingTel the first operator in South East Asia to deploy VDSL2 broadband technology in its network, providing access speed of up to 100 Mbps on copper, powered by Ericsson’s VDSL2 equipment and solutions.

VDSL2, the most advanced standard of xDSL broadband wireline communications, will benefit operators with large-scale deployment of triple play services (voice, video and data) as it has inherent features enabling optimal user experiences for broadband services. Ericsson’s ADSL fallback functionality also enables the re-use of existing Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), resulting in cost savings.

Tan Kah Rhu, Vice President, Core Engineering, SingTel, says: “SingTel, as the technology leader in broadband, is constantly on the lookout for new technologies that will enhance our customers’ broadband experience. We are glad to work with Ericsson in deploying its VDSL2 broadband solutions to conduct this technical trial.”

Ann Emilson, Country Manager of Ericsson Singapore, says: “We are proud to be selected as SingTel’s broadband solution provider for this VDSL2 trial. We are also very pleased that we will be part of this exciting move towards new broadband services at unprecedented speed and quality levels in Singapore. This confirms our technology leadership in High Performance Broadband and we look forward to continuously enhancing SingTel’s broadband capabilities with our future-proof broadband solutions.”