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StarHub, Nokia Networks advance 4G HetNet experience in Singapore

by david.nunes

StarHub, Nokia Networks advance 4G HetNet experience in Singapore

 Singapore – 8 October 2015

Setting yet another lofty benchmark in the telecommunications industry, StarHub has  successfully deployed Nokia Networks’ TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and outdoor small cells solution as part of its 4G HetNet in Marina Bay – the flourishing commercial, residential and entertainment hub located at the southern tip of Singapore. With this solution in place, subscribers are enjoying seamless high-speed mobile connectivity.

In addition to achieving 100% service availability even under heavy load during recent major events, including Singapore’s Jubilee weekend, the HetNet also showcased the industry’s first TDD-FDD VoLTE handover, with zero call-drops and HD voice continuity for subscribers.

In the deployment, Nokia Networks leveraged its solutions and services expertise to integrate TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and small cells into one high-performance network carrying immense amounts of voice and data traffic. As part of the solution, LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation delivered high data rates, while Nokia Flexi Zone* small cells were installed at strategic traffic hotspots to handle peak-hour data demand. As a result, subscribers enjoyed an ultra-fast mobile broadband experience with optimum network coverage and capacity.

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Nokia Networks’ solutions and services used for the trial:

  • HetNet solution, comprised of Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations with TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, and Nokia Flexi Zone small cells
  • Carrier Aggregation software to aggregate different spectrum bands for speedy data transmission  
  • Load balancing capabilities to facilitate optimal utilization of spectrum resources for delivering an unmatched service experience
  • Project management capabilities provided by Global Service Delivery experts

Mock Pak Lum, Chief Technology Officer, StarHub, said: “Leveraging the latest technologies to provide our mobile subscribers with the best possible service experience remains our priority. With HetNet and through our close collaboration with Nokia Networks, we are proud to deliver the world’s fastest**, future-ready 4G network that can address the ever-growing data traffic demands of our customers without compromising on the quality of service, paving the way for Singapore to build the world’s first Smart Nation.”

Ray Owen, Head of Singapore, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, Nokia Networks, said: “As StarHub’s privileged infrastructure partner, Nokia Networks takes a lot of pride in achieving yet another milestone that clearly differentiates the operator as an innovation leader in Singapore. This achievement builds further on a partnership that has flourished and evolved over time. We will continue to work together on our goal to tap futuristic technologies to deliver an unmatched service experience to subscribers.”

Did you know?

The milestones jointly achieved by Nokia Networks and StarHub set the tone for a collaboration that continues to get stronger with each engagement. The companies have showcased LTE-A at 600 Mbps using 4X4 MIMO technology, conducted Asia’s first live demonstration of Video Orchestration services based on Liquid Applications, and completed Southeast Asia’s first 3GPP standard VoLTE call in Singapore.

Click here to download a photo of the small cells installed along the Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore.

Click here to download a picture of Ray Owen, Head of Singapore, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, Nokia Networks.

Click here to download an image of Mock Pak Lum, Chief Technology Officer, StarHub.

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TAGS: Carrier Aggregation, VoLTE, TDD, FDD, LTE, StarHub, Nokia Networks

About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an islandwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans, as well as commercial and residential IPTV services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index. Visit www.starhub.com for more information.

About Nokia

By focusing on the human possibilities of technology, Nokia embraces the connected world to help people thrive. Our three businesses are leaders in their fields: Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure, software and services; HERE provides mapping, navigation and location intelligence; and Nokia Technologies provides advanced technology development and licensing.


Nokia Networks, which provides broadband infrastructure, software and services, operates at the forefront of our industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, we have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. Together with our operator customers, who serve close to 5 billion subscribers, we are embracing the opportunity of the connected world and helping to solve its challenges.


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