StarHub 4G network coverage to hit 95% by October

StarHub customers can look forward to surfing on a faster fourth-generation (4G) network with 95 per cent street level coverage by October. The telco announced this Friday, saying that its coverage at present is at 75 per cent, excluding in underground tunnels and indoor spaces.

Surfing on 4G networks is up to four times faster than on 3G networks, which two of the three telcos - SingTel and StarHub - have recently upgraded to deliver speeds of 42Mbps. M1's 3G network is still delivering speeds of 21Mbps.

This will put StarHub was the last mobile operator here to achieve nationwide 4G coverage, 13 months after M1 and six months after SingTel.

StarHub, which had 270,000 4G customers as at March said that it will spend the majority of its capital expenditure earmarked for this year on upgrading its mobile network. It expects capital expenditure to be at 13 per cent of its operating revenue this year. The telco's operating revenue last year was $2.4 billion.