IMDA calls proposals for rolling out 5G

Submitted By:  Clarist Zablan Case Study:  No Two MNOs will be picked to deploy a 3.5GHz spectrum band. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has called for proposals to facilitate the rollout of 5G mobile networks by 2020, with full-fledged 5G standalone capability covering at least half of Singapore by end-2022, according to a press release. Under a call for proposal (CFP), two equal spectrum packages will be put up for bids amongst the four existing mobile network operators (MNOs), namely M1, Singtel, StarHub and TPG Telecom. They will be tasked to deploy 3.5GHz spectrum band on a standalone basis. read more