LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore
William Ku, General Manager, International Business
StarHub Ltd Public
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  1. 1. LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore William Ku, General Manager, International Business StarHub Ltd Public
  2. 2. © 2014 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 2Public LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore Roaming represents a growth area for mobile operators, who see LTE as a way to meet the diverse needs of a wide variety of subscribers, including the budget - conscious as well as tech-savvy.
  3. 3. © 2014 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 3Public LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore To mobile users, LTE represents a great experience thanks to fast transmission speeds. To mobile operators, LTE represents operating efficiencies. Reflecting the enthusiastic use of mobile data throughout Asia, Singapore leads the world in mobile broadband penetration and was the first country to roll out LTE nationwide. StarHub completed its nationwide LTE network rollout in October 2013, joining competitors M1 and SingTel. LTE adoption globally is expected to grow to 1.6 billion subscriptions by 2018, and 4G connections are driving explosive growth in data usage.
  4. 4. © 2014 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 4Public LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore The challenge for mobile operators is to offer the right mix of services for a variety of subscriber types, from budget conscious consumers who have 2G phones and purchase prepaid service to smartphone and table savvy users who demand fast mobile data, including high- definition voice and mobile TV capabilities. Meeting these diverse needs makes adoption of LTE a priority.
  5. 5. © 2014 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 5Public LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore As Singapore’s economy grows, Singaporeans are increasingly vacationing overseas. To meet their needs, StarHub in 2013 began offering RoamEasy. RoamEasy charges a single data roaming rate when customers connect to any mobile network in over 30 popular overseas destinations. The service will be progressively extended to the rest of the overseas destinations in StarHub’s roaming footprint.
  6. 6. © 2014 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 6Public LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore Challenges to expansion For Mobile Operators building out LTE networks, the biggest challenge today is the lack of clear direction for peering the IPX, which is mandatory for LTE roaming. This drives up the cost of providing LTE roaming. However, we are already seeing IPX vendors peer on a bilateral basis, which should begin to allow operators to consolidate costs. The current problem of spectrum fragmentation will only be a short-term challenge. When LTE becomes more widely deployed and mature, handset manufacturers will roll out multi-mode and multiband handsets that can be used anywhere around the world, similar to quad-band GSM handsets.
  7. 7. © 2014 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 7Public LTE Roaming Grows in Singapore Coming next Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service is on the horizon, promising to let mobile operators conserve a spectrum and manage fewer network technologies. StarHub plans to offer VoLTE service later this year, when a wide range of supported phones becomes available to consumers. In the next several years the LTE landscape is going to be very different. All services will be IP-based. With the superior performance of LTE, mobile operators will be able to deliver services much more efficiently and effectively.
  8. 8. © 2014 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 8Public Move Over SMS, Here Comes RCS To read more, follow the link to the full article in the 2nd edition of the Mobile Operator Guide. Get your copy here: http://bit.ly/1gtnMJb Join the conversation about the guide and this article here: http://bit.ly/1eaQaU7
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