Faster downloads for M1 customers as telco launches nationwide 4G+ network

Singapore will be one of the first few countries in the world to have next-generation 4G network with telco M1 announcing the launch on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: M1
Singapore will be one of the first few countries in the world to have next-generation 4G network with telco M1 announcing the launch on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: M1

SINGAPORE - Singapore will be one of the first few countries in the world to have next-generation 4G network with telco M1 announcing the launch on Tuesday.

All new and existing customers with devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 that support 4G+ or LTE-A, which the network is also called, will be able to download between 43Mbps and 115Mbps, according to a press statement by M1.

Users will not be charged extra for the faster speed.

In 2012, M1 launched South-east Asia's first nationwide 4G network with download speeds of up to 75Mbps, and further enhanced its network to 150Mbps download speeds nationwide earlier this year.

"We continually invest in our networks to ensure our customers consistently enjoy a better experience with us," said Mr Patrick Scodeller, M1's chief operating officer.

SingTel, which made a similar announcement in May, offers 4G+ network only in selected locations in Singapore.