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Singtel readies 5G rollout at home with eye on rest of region

ASEAN's largest telco banks on new mobile network to reinvigorate its business

Singapore's telecom leader Singtel is pushing to expand its 5G network further, having covered over half the city-state currently.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singtel is eyeing Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as destinations for the same 5G next-generation network technology it is now rolling out in its home market. The technology makes possible a host of new services that promise to transform a variety of industries as the telco extends its reach into foreign markets.

The Singapore Exchange-listed company on Monday showcased a range of potential uses the new mobile network can support, touting business applications through its multi-access edge computing infrastructure as a key peg that lifts 5G above the current 4G technology.

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