M1 strengthens capacity, coverage with Nokia for Singapore’s busiest MRT stations

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M1 Limited (M1) and Nokia have completed the installation of indoor small cells and WiFi networks to meet the surging data demand of mobile device users at the various busiest MRT stations in Singapore.

With the high adoption of advanced smart devices in Singapore, the demand for sharing and viewing high-resolution photos and high-definition videos have been growing. To further improve customer experience in accessing data, M1 has taken the challenge to provide high quality mobile coverage in MRT stations to thousands of passengers, particularly at the crowded zones during peak hours.

Leveraging on Nokia’s Flexi Zone small cells technology, M1 has enhanced the data bandwidth at high traffic spots, removed network congestion and improved data speed to M1 customers at crowded areas within the MRT stations.

At the same time, by ensuring a seamless coverage and uninterrupted mobile service across M1’s cellular and WiFi network, user experience has been significantly enriched. The small cell and WiFi solutions are currently live at Orchard MRT station, Raffles MRT Station, as well as Jurong East MRT station.

Denis Seek, Chief Technical Officer, M1 Limited, said: “Through this latest collaboration with our technology partner Nokia, we reiterate our commitment in deploying the latest technologies to provide our customers the best possible connected travelling experience. Coupled with M1’s advanced 4G+ mobile network, they will enjoy an even better user experience.”

Nicolas Bouverot, Head of Asia South at Nokia, said: “We are committed to achieving new technology milestones that differentiate the operator as an innovation leader in the region. With this network deployment, we have proven once again that our technologies help M1 enhance the network performance to ensure enriched user experience.”

M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN).