The age of 5G is upon us. But, we are not quite there yet.

Source: Shiwa | Unsplash The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has said that Singapore is on track to roll out nationwide 5G coverage and deploy two true standalone (SA) 5G networks by 2025. And by end 2022,  the telcos will be required to provide coverage for at least half of Singapore. Previously, Singtel and the StarHubM1 joint venture were awarded 5G licences issued IMDA in June 2020.

However, we are still four-plus years away from the full implementation of the 5G SA networks. This is a strange situation to be in as there have been quite a few Android 5G phones available in Singapore and Apple also rumoured to launch a 5G iPhone later this year. In the meantime, Singapore’s network operators (MNOs) like Singtel, Starhub and M1