M1 & Nokia ups cellular & Wi-Fi networks in SMRT stations

M1 boosts network capacity, indoor coverage with Nokia in Singapore’s busiest MRT stations.

The new Flexi Zone small cells network in Orchard MRT, Raffles Place MRT and Jurong East MRT has increased 4G LTE download speeds by up to 2 times, compared to the performance over the existing base station and antenna system.

The new Flexi Zone small cells network in Orchard MRT, Raffles Place MRT and Jurong East MRT has increased 4G LTE download speeds by up to 2 times, compared to the performance over the existing base station and antenna system.

M1 Limited (M1) and Nokia have completed the installation of indoor small cells and WiFi networks to meet the surging data demand of mobile device users at Orchard MRT station, Raffles MRT Station, as well as Jurong East MRT station.

With the high adoption of advanced smart devices in Singapore, the demand for sharing and viewing high-resolution photos and high-definition videos have been growing.

To further improve customer experience in accessing data, M1 is working to provide high quality mobile coverage in MRT stations to thousands of passengers, particularly at the crowded zones during peak hours.

“Through this latest collaboration with our technology partner Nokia, we reiterate our commitment in deploying the latest technologies to provide our customers the best possible connected travelling experience. Coupled with M1’s advanced 4G+ mobile network, they will enjoy an even better user experience,” said Denis Seek, Chief Technical Officer, M1

Leveraging on Nokia’s Flexi Zone small cells technology, M1 has enhanced the data bandwidth at high traffic spots, removed network congestion and improved data speed to M1 customers at crowded areas within the MRT stations.

At the same time, by ensuring a seamless coverage and uninterrupted mobile service across M1’s cellular and WiFi network, user experience should be significantly enriched.

Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 now provides mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers in Singapore.

The telco is the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN).

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