Singtel and Ericsson will deploy the most energy-efficient 5G radio cell

Singtel has announced the deployment of Singapore’s greenest radio cell, the Ericsson AIR 3268, on its 5G network.

This is part of Singtel’s ongoing sustainability and decarbonization measures to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and paves the way for more such radio cells to be deployed across the country to increase its 5G coverage. national.

The AIR 3268 radio is expected to save up to 18% more power and weighs around 40% less than previous generations of 5G radios. At only 12 kg, its proportions simplify upgrades and facilitate the acquisition and installation of new sites on towers, roofs, poles and walls, even in difficult places. It also makes a 5G site 76% lighter than a 4G site that typically requires multiple radios, while providing the same network capacity. This further reduces the overall power consumption of Singtel’s 5G network, which is already up to 58% less than current 4G.

The AIR 3268 is designed to provide real-time channel estimation and ultra-accurate beamforming – or elimination of unwanted noise interference – to accelerate 5G midband spectrum deployment and increase capacity, coverage and connectivity speeds, improving mobile experiences for customers.

Ease of deployment and improved energy efficiency

Singtel 5G is a greener technology with higher data transfer rates than any previous generation of wireless technology, operating on a wide spectrum of 100 MHz that provides cellular capacity comparable to four Singtel 4G bands combined.

Deployment of AIR 3268, the industry’s lightest and smallest Massive MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) is another step in Singtel’s power-saving improvements as it explores mobile technologies smart and durable that optimize the use of power and energy in its operations.

Anna Yip, Managing Director, Consumer Singapore, Singtel
We are constantly looking for ways to provide Singapore’s greenest 5G network while further reducing our carbon footprint. By integrating energy-efficient technologies into our operations and infrastructure, we aim to build a better and more sustainable future, while continuing to deliver the best network performance and user experience to consumers and businesses through our 5G solutions and services. With an optimized network, even end users will be able to save energy on their mobile devices, which will make them part of the movement of building a better future together.

Martin Wiktorin, Director of Ericsson Singapore and Philippines
Sustainability and energy efficiency are a priority for us at Ericsson. The deployment of our energy-efficient AIR 3268 radio as part of Singtel’s 5G network is an important milestone in our broader sustainability plan, which focuses on breaking the energy curve by enabling energy-saving software. energy, building 5G with precision and intelligently exploiting site infrastructure. This will help manage mobile traffic growth while reducing energy consumption.

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