Singtel selects Ericsson’s energy-efficient radios for its 5G community


Singtel mentioned that the Air 3268 radio is predicted to save lots of as much as 18% extra vitality and weighs about 40% lower than earlier generations of 5G radios

Singapore operator Singtel has deployed the Ericsson Air 3268 radio cell to its 5G community with the goal of being extra vitality environment friendly, the telco mentioned in a launch.

The deployment is a part of Singtel’s ongoing sustainability and decarbonization measures in the direction of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Asian provider mentioned that the Air 3268 radio is predicted to save lots of as much as 18% extra vitality and weighs about 40% lower than earlier generations of 5G radios. It additionally makes a 5G website 76% lighter than a 4G website that sometimes requires a number of radios, whereas offering the identical community capability. Singtel additionally famous that the radio is designed to supply real-time channel estimation and exact beamforming to speed up 5G mid-band spectrum deployment and increase capability, protection and connectivity speeds.

Anna Yip, CEO of the telco’s shopper division, mentioned: “We’re at all times on the lookout for methods to ship Singapore’s greenest 5G community whereas additional lowering our carbon footprint. By integrating energy-efficient applied sciences into our operations and infrastructure, we goal to construct a greater, extra sustainable future, as we proceed to ship the very best community efficiency and consumer expertise to shoppers and enterprises by our 5G options and providers.”

“With an optimized community, even end-users will have the ability to preserve vitality on their cell gadgets, making them a part of the motion of constructing a greater future collectively,” the chief added.

“Deploying our energy-efficient Air 3268 radio as a part of Singtel’s 5G community is a major step in our bigger sustainability plan, which is concentrated on breaking the vitality curve by activating energy-saving software program, constructing 5G with precision and working the positioning infrastructure intelligently. It will serve to handle cell site visitors progress whereas lowering vitality consumption,” mentioned Martin Wiktorin, head of Ericsson Singapore and Philippines.

Earlier this yr, Singtel mentioned its 5G Standalone community already coated over 95% of the nation’s territory. Singtel famous that this milestone had been achieved greater than three years forward of the regulatory goal for this degree of protection, which is on the finish of 2025.

Singtel’s 5G SA community now covers greater than 1,300 out of doors places and over 400 constructing throughout Singapore.

Singtel introduced the launch of its 5G SA community within the nation in Might of 2021. The provider had partnered with Korean firm Samsung to launch 5G SA community, which runs on 3.5 GHz spectrum.

Singtel had initially launched its 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) community in September of 2020, utilizing spectrum within the 3.5 GHz frequency in addition to current 2.1 GHz spectrum.

The provider additionally has mentioned it’s utilizing 28 GHz mmWave spectrum, along with the three.5 GHz and a pair of.1 GHz bands, to spice up its 5G deployment in Singapore.

In September final yr, Swedish vendor Ericsson mentioned it was powering Singtel’s 5G SA community with 5G radio entry merchandise and cloud-native, dual-mode 5G Core community options.


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