5G

Should I buy a 5G phone in Singapore?
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Should I buy a 5G phone in Singapore?

March 11th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Yes, 4G phones are fine today because by the time the 5G networks are up in Singapore, you'd likely be ready to buy a new...
231 million 5G phones to be shipped in 2020, says research firm
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231 million 5G phones to be shipped in 2020, says research firm

February 24th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
These devices are expected to cost US$700 (S$981) to US$800 in the next two years, the declining prices making them more affordable....
A surprise, as telcos compete for two islandwide 5G licences in Singapore
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A surprise, as telcos compete for two islandwide 5G licences in Singapore

February 18th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
When 5G arrives in Singapore in 2022 or earlier, the telecom market will be very different, with only two players owning the city's latest...
In unprecedented move, StarHub and M1 will jointly bid for Singapore 5G licence
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In unprecedented move, StarHub and M1 will jointly bid for Singapore 5G licence

January 24th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub and M1 will put in a joint bid for a 5G licence in Singapore, the first time rival telecom operators are launching such a bid, amid fierce competition in the...
Enter the “Connected Everything++” universe of the roaring 2020s
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Enter the “Connected Everything++” universe of the roaring 2020s

January 13th, 2020 | by Grace Chng
In the roaring 2020s era where everything is connected, we can expect flying taxis, quantum computers and 3D-printed...
Four big tech trends to look out for in Singapore in the 2020s
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Four big tech trends to look out for in Singapore in the 2020s

January 8th, 2020 | by Esmond Xu
Four bold predictions of a future that may fundamentally alter our approach to technology use, with a special focus on...
2.6 billion 5G subscriptions by end of 2025: Ericsson
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2.6 billion 5G subscriptions by end of 2025: Ericsson

November 26th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
There will be 2.6 billion 5G subscriptions by end-2025, as the new mobile technology covers up to 65 per cent of the world's population, says...
Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach
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Half of Singapore to have full-fledged 5G coverage by 2022, in “pragmatic” approach

October 17th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
These are early days for 5G in Singapore, with many problems to be discovered. Its lofty promises are still years away from being fulfilled....
When the biggest feature of a new iPhone is its lower price
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When the biggest feature of a new iPhone is its lower price

September 14th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
When a company like Apple, one that boasts of never having to compete on price, decides to cut prices, it is losing its hold on its...
Who will champion citizens’ digital rights as Singapore becomes a smart nation?
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Who will champion citizens’ digital rights as Singapore becomes a smart nation?

June 28th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Where Singapore seems lacking in its smart nation vision is a championing of citizens' digital rights, especially as Big Tech keeps flouting the...
Early 5G users getting faster download speeds in the real world: Opensignal study
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Early 5G users getting faster download speeds in the real world: Opensignal study

June 20th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
The first 5G networks launched in South Korea are giving users faster download speeds in real-world tests, according to mobile analytics firm...
5G has to offer more than high speeds in Singapore: IMDA
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5G has to offer more than high speeds in Singapore: IMDA

June 18th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
5G has go beyond being a speed boost to be a "public utility" that brings innovative new applications and services to Singapore, according to the head of the country's government...
Eyeing next wave of 5G deployments, Ericsson to focus on security and enhance supply chain
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Eyeing next wave of 5G deployments, Ericsson to focus on security and enhance supply chain

May 6th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
Ericsson believes more deployments are emerging and is readying itself to catch the next swell in 5G deployment, according to CEO Borje...
Finally launched, 5G will create new uses
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Finally launched, 5G will create new uses

May 4th, 2019 | by Techgoondu
Experts see 5G as a long-term project that will eventually connect up not just people but billions of “things”, such as sensors, smartwatches and...
All under one roof at ConnecTechAsia
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All under one roof at ConnecTechAsia

April 28th, 2019 | by Techgoondu
Business leaders are meeting at ConnecTechAsia in Singapore to showcase and discover the latest technologies that promise to prepare businesses for the...
5G launches in South Korea, US, with a game of one-upsmanship
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5G launches in South Korea, US, with a game of one-upsmanship

April 5th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
What practical impact will the new 5G launches from South Korea's SK Telecom and the US' Verizon have? Very little, for...
Enterprises are early 5G adopters but consumers would need an “iPhone moment”
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Enterprises are early 5G adopters but consumers would need an “iPhone moment”

January 20th, 2019 | by Grace Chng
The first commercial deployments for 5G is beginning soon in the region, but the technology needs an ecosystem to overcome some hurdles....
In time for Olympics 2020, NTT preps smart stadiums and AI
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In time for Olympics 2020, NTT preps smart stadiums and AI

December 11th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Less than 18 months to Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, NTT is attemping to roll out smart stadium and AI solutions to create a big impression....
With more connected devices, enterprises look to set up private mobile networks
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With more connected devices, enterprises look to set up private mobile networks

November 9th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
Enterprises around the world are seeking to build their own private mobile networks as they look to connect up thousands of sensors and other "Things" that are coming...
5G is attractive but security issues loom large, say experts
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5G is attractive but security issues loom large, say experts

September 10th, 2018 | by Grace Chng
A 5G connected ecosystem will have more devices, connections and data flows linked together, leading to higher security risks, experts have...