F1’s Singapore GP gets Singtel connectivity deal

Telecommunications firm power network coverage of race weekend and surrounding festivities.

F1’s Singapore GP gets Singtel connectivity deal

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  • Singtel to apply network slicing technology to stream race on Cast app
  • 250k fans expected to attend the Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has agreed a deal to become the official network partner of Formula One's 2022 Singapore Grand Prix.

The service partnership will see Singtel apply advanced network slicing technology to support its Cast streaming platform at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Singtel's connectivity technology will mean Cast's sports package subscribers will be able to stream the night race from wherever they are at the venue, even in high traffic areas of the circuit where 250,000 spectators are expected.

All visitors to the Grand Prix, as well as the surrounding events along Orchard Road and Clarke Quay, will enjoy seamless 5G connectivity, with Singtel also hosting a 5G experience activation featuring a 3D augmented reality (AR) race simulator.

“We’re extremely excited and honoured to be the official network partner for the upcoming Grand Prix season,” said Anna Yip, Singtel's chief executive of consumer in Singapore.

“This is also why we raced to complete our nationwide standalone 5G coverage in July, three years ahead of schedule, in time for Singapore’s National Day and now Formula One.

“As the first major international event held here since travel restrictions lifted, this race is significant as it marks Singapore’s comeback and demonstrates the potential of 5G to drive innovation and unlock new digital use cases that can help boost the nation’s recovery.

“Our Cast app gives race fans full visibility of the track action by enabling high-definition content streaming while locals and tourists can enjoy other digital experiences from making video calls, augmented reality gaming and more with 5G – bringing greater fun to the festivities.”