M1, Nokia to build Singapore NB-IoT network, roll out commercial 'heterogeneous' network – ZDNet

August 21, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

Singapore telco M1 has commercially launched a nationwide “heterogeneous network” (HetNet), tapping Nokia’s small cells and Wi-Fi equipment, and is also building a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network with the networking gear manufacturer.

One of several key components in the country’s smart nation initiative, HetNet had been touted to facilitate more optimal use of wireless spectrum by enabling devices to switch between various types of wireless networks. This would allow mobile users to roam seamlessly between different networks.