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Singapore’s 5G in 5 years plan on track as licenses granted

Singtel, Starhub and M1 to implement full coverage by 2025

Singtel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong at the Mobile World Congress last year. The company was awarded a 5G license in Singapore on Wednesday.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's three largest wireless carriers have won approval to operate 5G networks, setting in motion plans to provide coverage across the island-nation within the next five years.

Singapore Telecommunications, or Singtel, the city state's leading telecom provider, was awarded a provisional license along with a joint bid by StarHub Mobile and M1, the No. 2 and No. 3 players, the government's telecommunication authority announced Wednesday.

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