Singapore operator Singtel has announced it will provide 5G mobile broadband services to support UHD content at Mediacorp’s annual live New Year’s Eve countdown party, “Let’s Celebrate 2023”, at The Promontory at Marina Bay. The show, part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023 celebrations, will feature hosts Germaine Tan and Maya Davidov, using Singtel 5G handsets with 5G SIM cards to make a video call during the main show. Similarly, four roving hosts will use 5G to provide live hourly show updates from The Promontory between 17:00 to 23:00 hours that will be aired on Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham. 

Singtel will also apply network slicing technology to the airing of the hourly live updates and streaming of the video call during the main show. 

Earlier this year, Singtel powered the first fully livestreamed outdoor event, the Singapore MotorCross Beach Race in Sentosa, over its 5G network. It has also applied network slicing to its digital app marketplace dubbed ‘Cast’, so customers could catch a lag-free experience of their favourite sporting events, the F1 Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022 and the FIFA World Cup 2022,  due to the dedicated capacity being allocated to the service, even in high traffic areas. 

24-hour 5G data pass for Singtel customers 

To mark the occasion, Singtel will provide its customers without a 5G mobile plan subscription but with 5G handsets, a one-time 24-hour 5G data pass with unlimited data usage for SGD 7.97. With this value-added service, customers can test the operator’s 5G connectivity during year-end celebrations, and they can also livestream and share videos with friends. Singtel customers can sign up for and activate this 24-hour 5G data pass via their MySingtel App.

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