Singapore’s first 5G pilot network begins at one-north in Buona Vista, the country’s science, business and IT hub. Renowned for its early embracing of new technology, the 5G Pilot Singapore move is a milestone toward making 5G a reality in Singapore.
The World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Technology Report places Singapore as the most Tech-Ready Nation. Singapore tops Waseda University’s International e-Government rankings from 2009 to 2013, and 2015. Singapore has the world’s highest smartphone penetration rates: 89% of the population in 2014. Overall mobile phone penetration rate is at 148 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people.
5G Pilot Singapore Trial Spectrum
The 5G pilot network uses Ericsson’s 3GPP standards-compliant 5G technology with a spectrum allocated by Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority. Additionally, the pilot network delivers 5G coverage with enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) speed and low latency communications.
5G Pilot Singapore Use Cases
Transportation, healthcare and manufacturing industries can leverage 5G to speed digital change and deploy advanced automation technologies. Enterprises can also work with Singtel and Ericsson at one-north to develop new 5G use cases and tap the business potential of 5G. Using the 5G pilot network, Singtel and Ericsson will conduct drone trials at one-north.
3D Augmented Reality over 5G
Singtel announced the 5G Pilot Singapore network at Singtel’s and Ericsson’s Bringing 5G to Life event, held at Singtel Comcentre today. At the same time, Singtel and Ericsson demonstrated innovative 5G use cases. Specifically, cutting-edge 3D augmented reality (AR) streams over a 5G network operating in the 28GHz millimetre wave spectrum.
The demonstration enables participants to interact with lifelike virtual objects such as a photorealistic human anatomy and a 360-degree image of the world. The immersive experience streamed in real-time to a remote audience via 5G.
Performed with immersive AR technology firm Meta, the 5G Pilot Singapore demonstration used 3D AR technology for remote learning. Specifically, an ultra-high-speed and low-latency 5G network enables learning in medicine and education.