Singtel’s 5G Strategy Includes an Aggressive Stand-Alone Core Network Deployment

by Kangrui Ling | 1Q 2021 | IN-6060
ABI Research’s IoT Market Tracker 5G (MD-IOTM5G-108) forecasts 5G IoT revenue to reach US$1.1 billion by 2025, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 154% between 2021 to 2026. This opportunity is being pursued by many countries as they roll out 5G networks, starting with Non-Stand-Alone (NSA) 5G, which utilizes the 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC) to deliver 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), with plans to upgrade NSA networks to Stand-Alone (SA), which will enable the full suite of 5G capabilities—including Ultra Reliable Low Latency (URLLC) and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC).

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