Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) to test the Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the first half of 2010. LTE, in the telecommunications industry, known as GSM fourth generation (4G). For the development of LTE, SingTel took Alcatel-Lucent.
At trial LTE, SingTel also involve subsidiaries and business partners in Asia. SingTel subsidiary that will conduct a parallel trial is Optus (Australia), AIS (Thailand), Globe (Philippines), Bharti Airtel (India), PBTL (Bangladesh), and Warid (Pakistan). In Indonesia, for testing LTE, SingTel took Telkomsel - where SingTel has a 35 percent stake.
As a technology vendor, Alcatel-Lucent solution will provide end-to-end, including a radio access network (eUTRAN), Evolved Packet Core (EPC), network elements and IP routing services operating system, administration and maintenance (OAM). Alcatel-Lucent also will provide support for project management, planning, installation & commissioning, integration and implementation of test plans.
LTE is a new wireless broadband technology that can transmit data with speeds significantly faster with the potential for some 100s Mbps downstream, and some 10s Mbps for upstream with lower latency, allows for end users to access content that is more complex with more speed rapid, global roaming, and increased efficiency.
LTE become roadmap among GSM operators in Indonesia today. To go to LTE, the two operators Telkomsel and Indosat are developing HSPA + which offers speeds up to 21 Mbps. Telkomsel has developed this service in Jakarta and other cities followed nine until the end of 2009. In 2010, Telkomsel to target as many as 24 cities have been enjoying HSPA +. While Indosat still a limited test.