Singtel’s just increased their mobile data speed around the island by 50% .
The telco has launched a 450Mbps 4G LTE-Advanced service which is available to all Singtel 4G customers at no extra charge.
If you’re wondering how fast 450Mbps actually is, it means you’ll potentially be able to download a HD movie to your mobile device in under two minutes.
The caveat is that the speed boost is only compatible with selected handsets at the moment — namely the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It will also be available on the LG V20 with an upcoming software update.
Singtel also plans to progressively upgrade its network speeds up to 1Gbps at selected high-traffic locations from next year.
If you’re not a Singtel user, M1 has mentioned that customers can expect download speeds of up to 1Gbps islandwide in the second half of this year when it launches its Heterogeneous Network.
StarHub has been testing new network technologies that offer gigabit data speeds, and will deploy them when more supported phone models become available.