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Singapore’s fourth telco to get discount for spectrum, more competition expected
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Singapore’s fourth telco to get discount for spectrum, more competition expected

February 19th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
This fourth telecom operator will get first dips at a much-sought after frequency spectrum in the sky that will allow it to deploy services as soon as April...
Commentary: About time IDA and MDA merged
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Commentary: About time IDA and MDA merged

January 18th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
With the long overdue merger, the hope is that the new regulators will take a light-touch approach....
NetLink Trust fined again for not connecting fibre users fast enough
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NetLink Trust fined again for not connecting fibre users fast enough

October 21st, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
NetLink Trust has been fined S$450,000 for failing yet again to connect users fast enough to Singapore's national fibre broadband network....
IDA to offer tech-enabled toys to pre-schools
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IDA to offer tech-enabled toys to pre-schools

September 23rd, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
Some 160 pre-schools in Singapore will take part in an IDA programme that promotes learning and fosters creativity through technology-enabled toys....
Commentary: Singapore’s fourth telco may get chunk of airwaves cheaper
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Commentary: Singapore’s fourth telco may get chunk of airwaves cheaper

July 8th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The latest move to stir more competition is a sign that things have slowed down in the past few years....
SingPass to be more secure for e-government services from July 5
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SingPass to be more secure for e-government services from July 5

July 2nd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The new SingPass system promises to let users log in like they would for online banking transactions, through what is known as two-factor authentication or 2FA....
Warning: Don’t fall for SingPass phishing scam
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Warning: Don’t fall for SingPass phishing scam

June 26th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
If you receive a suspicious-sounding e-mail telling you to verify your details for your SingPass account by clicking on a link, don't do so and delete the message....
Singapore mobile operators to switch off 2G services in 2017
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Singapore mobile operators to switch off 2G services in 2017

June 15th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Existing 2G-only users can choose to continue with their current plans at no additional cost even after moving to the new networks....
How a smart home can improve care for the elderly in Singapore
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How a smart home can improve care for the elderly in Singapore

June 9th, 2015 | by Alvin Lai
As Singapore's population greys in the years ahead, smart home technologies could emerge as a game changer to improve elderly care and provide them more independence in the years ahead....
Singtel warned for social media campaign to bad-mouth rivals
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Singtel warned for social media campaign to bad-mouth rivals

May 18th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
But the IDA stopped short of making the errant telecom operator pay a hefty fine for practices which ran counter to the usual competitive tactics allowed in the country....
Singapore telcos pass 4G islandwide coverage tests
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Singapore telcos pass 4G islandwide coverage tests

February 13th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
All three cellphone operators in Singapore have outdoor areas on the island well-covered with 4G signals, according to test results released today by the government regulator....
Commentary: Singapore seeks unusual route for smart nation rollout
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Commentary: Singapore seeks unusual route for smart nation rollout

February 3rd, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
This smart nation project is not only harder to build, it is harder to sell to citizens. If they don't get it, where are the users going to come from?...
IDA reveals two-factor authentication plans for SingPass
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IDA reveals two-factor authentication plans for SingPass

November 27th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Nearly six months after the high-profile breach of over 1,500 SingPass accounts, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has shed light on its two-factor authentication (2FA) implementation plans to secure the login process for...
Singapore sets up smart nation programme office
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Singapore sets up smart nation programme office

November 24th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Singapore has set up a new smart nation programme office to coordinate efforts by various government agencies that are already using IT to serve citizens. Speaking at the National Infocomm Awards this morning, Singapore Prime...
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Singapore government tightens up cyber security after recent attacks

August 27th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The wide range of measures comes after a number of high-profile incidents have raised questions of Singapore's ability to protect critical infocomm infrastructure....
Budding maker culture in Singapore shows importance of DIY skills
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Budding maker culture in Singapore shows importance of DIY skills

August 24th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It's an area where expertise is sorely lacking, after years of emphasising the need for project managers rather than "do-ers" - the coders and engineers....
StarHub coaxial cables now open for home networking
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StarHub coaxial cables now open for home networking

August 14th, 2014 | by Staff Writer
They will offer users the fastest and most robust home networking system available today...
More than 350 in Singapore sign up for “massive” online course on data analytics
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More than 350 in Singapore sign up for “massive” online course on data analytics

August 7th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It underlines the popularity of one of the infocomm industry's hottest - and most hyped up - areas today....
Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in
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Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in

June 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore is starting early, which is a good thing. It just has to expect issues that have no ready answer....
Commentary: SingPass security issues highlight need for two-factor authentication
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Commentary: SingPass security issues highlight need for two-factor authentication

June 5th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Why SingPass hasn't been beefed up remains a mystery. As a result, it has become an easy target all these years and now users have to face up to the consequences....