On 27/07/2021, Singapore operator M1 has actually launched the real 5G Standalaone network (SA) with 50% coverage across the island.
M1 originally introduced its 5G non-standalone (NSA) solutions in 2020, leveraging its 4G network infrastructure to deliver some early 5G capabilities. The True 5G SA network introduced today operates independently of M1’s 4G network infrastructure to provide a boosted suite of capabilities.
According to M1, its True 5G service is up to 10 times faster than the 4G network as well as 4 times quicker than the 5G NSA network. It is also 50% more responsive compared to 4G and 5G NSA networks, providing customers a lag-free experience.
Also, M1 consumers on its new 5G SA network get to be among the very first individuals in the world to use Voice over 5G New Radio (VoNR). VoNR is the 5G SA matching of VoLTE, supplying “crystal clear high definition” voice calls and faster call setup time when compared to VoLTE. However, VoNR is currently exclusive to supported Samsung devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra.