Singtel, Ericsson unveil 5G pilot network trials for drones, self-driving cars in one-north district

SINGTEL and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson have announced plans for a 5G pilot network in Singapore's science district of one-north, to test drone and autonomous vehicle services.

The network will be launched by Q4 2018, Singtel group chief technology officer Mark Chong said at a technology demonstration for industry and media on Monday.

Referring to the one-north trials, he said: "The location is in line with the government's initiative to designate one-north as a test bed for autonomous vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems. For a start, we plan to conduct a drone trial on the pilot network to showcase network slicing capability."

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