This site
is mobile
responsive


Singapore on track to roll out 5G

Singapore on track to roll out 5G

04 Mar 2020

The Infocomm Media Development Authority intends to award 5G spectrum by mid-2020 after earlier receiving three submissions from Singtel, TPG as well as a joint submission from StarHub and M1, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran said in parliament yesterday.

SINGAPORE: Singapore is on track to start 5G deployment this year and achieve standalone coverage across the country by 2025, as the city-state seeks to further develop digital infrastructure.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority intends to award 5G spectrum by mid-2020 after earlier receiving three submissions from Singtel, TPG as well as a joint submission from StarHub and M1, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran said in parliament yesterday.

Other measures to further digitalisation efforts include:

> Nationwide roll-out of a parcel locker network to improve last-mile delivery infrastructure as e-commerce is projected to grow at 12% to 20% annually until 2025.

> Government intends to deploy 1,000 locker stations across Singapore by end-2022; goal to place a locker station around five-minute walk from every public housing bloc. Programme to help small and medium enterprises scale and access global markets without needing a physical in-market footprint.

> Government support for companies to hire and train mid-career professionals aged 40 and above for tech-related jobs.

Source: Bloomberg

Posted on : 04 March 2020
TwitterLinkedInFacebookWhatsApp
wpChatIcon
X