17 Jan '11, 1am

Dated - Thu, Nov 20, 2008 The Straits Times StarHub's corporate communications manager Cassie Fong said the...

COMMUTERS in underground MRT trains will soon be able to enjoy smoother chats and faster surfing speeds with the telcos upgrading their underground mobile networks to support 3G. The high-speed third-generation (3G) cellular networks will be available at all the 16 train stations on the North-East Line (NEL) by next month. Since September, contractors appointed by M1, SingTel and StarHub have been working through the night in NEL tunnels to upgrade equipment such as antenna and signal repeaters at the wholly-underground subway line which runs from HarbourFront through to Punggol. The 3G network, which first came to Singapore four years ago, allows faster surfing speeds on mobile phones and laptops so users can watch movies, surf the Internet or download e-mails without any hitches. Because of its ability to handle larger call and data loads, it can also support more people...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Digital/News/Story/A1Story20081120...

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