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IPAD 3, LTE in Singapore?

Postby BjoernReinkens77 » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:45 pm

Dear all,
soon i am moving to singapore and want to know if i am able to use the high speed mobile internet (LTE/4G) of my IPAD 3 in Singapore? Is te needed frequency available?

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:53 pm

Well, IDA announced the rollout of 4G in Singapore in January, however, it all depends on take up of networks and telcos. Currently as far as I am aware there are no network carriers providing it and the demand will soon shoot with the iPad being released, but depends on how quickly it happens.

In short - no, but maybe before the end of the year!?!?!
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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 5:14 pm

It's also important to verify which version of '4G' is being rolled out in Singapore, bearing in mind the apology and refunds that the Apple have had to issue in Australia following misleading advertising there. Their new shiny toy is apparently not compatible with the 4G network in Oz.
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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 07 Apr 2012 8:43 am

As of now only the LTE networks in North America are compatible with the iPad. However, its 3G radio will take advantage of high speed HSPDA+ networks here, and get you decent speeds.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 01 May 2012 9:35 am

Similar story to the Oz debacle over '4G' compatibility in the UK:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17899912
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Postby aster » Tue, 01 May 2012 12:54 pm

nutnut wrote:Well, IDA announced the rollout of 4G in Singapore in January, however, it all depends on take up of networks and telcos. Currently as far as I am aware there are no network carriers providing it...


I think we're still waiting for a proper rollout of 3G as even that doesn't work on any acceptable level yet. So they must really be taking the piss if they think they can get 4G working anytime this decade...

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 01 May 2012 12:59 pm

aster wrote:
nutnut wrote:Well, IDA announced the rollout of 4G in Singapore in January, however, it all depends on take up of networks and telcos. Currently as far as I am aware there are no network carriers providing it...


I think we're still waiting for a proper rollout of 3G as even that doesn't work on any acceptable level yet. So they must really be taking the piss if they think they can get 4G working anytime this decade...


IIRC, Singapore, including most of Southeast Asia should have full 4G (LTE) deployment on 2015. Also based on experience, Singapore was also late to the 3G party by several years.

NB: I work for a company that works on LTE technology. Not me personally, though because I drew a short straw. :mad:

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Postby keltong » Tue, 22 May 2012 10:48 pm

The 4G network that is (limited) rolled out by SingTel and M1 is on a different frequency band that the new iPad is using. So no LTE for the new iPad in Singapore.
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:58 am

Yep, LTE will be a dream for most of us, especially if you travel. My suggestion is to invest in a good HSPDA+ device. (which the iPad3 also is) Those frequencies are *mostly* the same.


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