Sin­ga­pore to re­tire 2G de­vices

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Sin­ga­pore’s tel­cos and mo­bile providers will stop pro­vid­ing 2G-only mo­bile de­vices from Jan 1, 2017, said the In­fo­comm Me­dia De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity. This pol­icy is in line with the na­tion­wide ces­sa­tion of 2G net­works by April 1, 2017. How­ever, IMDA said the sale of 2G mo­bile de­vices for ex­ports or over­seas use will still be al­lowed. “The re­tire­ment of the 2G net­works will al­low more ef­fi­cient use of the scarce ra­dio fre­quency spec­trum to pro­vide the more ad­vanced 3G and 4G ser­vices, which will bet­ter meet users’ de­mand for rich mul­ti­me­dia con­tent,” the IMDA said.


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