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5G trial in Singapore to test new uses in manufacturing and other industries
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5G trial in Singapore to test new uses in manufacturing and other industries

May 6th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
A trial will kick off in Singapore this quarter to test new uses of 5G in the manufacturing industry, so that it can be expanded to other...
Need a laptop to work from home? Singapore SMEs can get govt subsidy
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Need a laptop to work from home? Singapore SMEs can get govt subsidy

April 17th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
If you're a Singapore SME forced to have staff work from home, a government subsidy can help defray the costs of a laptop and...
Retraining to join the tech sector? Don’t forget the risks, sacrifices
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Retraining to join the tech sector? Don’t forget the risks, sacrifices

March 2nd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Reskilling or retraining a human being, especially if he has spent decades in another field, is not the same as simply reprogramming a...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Finally, SingPost gets fined, forced to hire more postmen to improve service
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Finally, SingPost gets fined, forced to hire more postmen to improve service

February 8th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
SingPost's blase attitude towards the numerous complaints over the years about its subpar service seems to have finally caught up with...
New push by IMDA to get Singapore businesses to get on cloud, go digital
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New push by IMDA to get Singapore businesses to get on cloud, go digital

November 22nd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The latest push from the IMDA to get Singapore's businesses ready is yet another example of earnestness, as well as concern at how slowly things can move...
StarHub to stop cable rollout to new buildings
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StarHub to stop cable rollout to new buildings

April 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub will stop connecting its cable network to new homes and offices to deliver pay-TV, broadband and voice services from April...
In Singapore, a cyber security startup hub will produce new ideas, talents
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In Singapore, a cyber security startup hub will produce new ideas, talents

March 7th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The news that Singapore is opening an incubation hub to help grow and groom startups in cyber security is a welcome...
SMEs should embrace cloud to compete and stay secure: IMDA
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SMEs should embrace cloud to compete and stay secure: IMDA

October 12th, 2017 | by Techgoondu
While MNCs in Singapore have clearly adopted cloud technology, SMEs still lag far...
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Singapore telcos and banks make it easier for SMEs to go digital

August 17th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
IMDA will work with the Singtel, M1 and StarHub to identify digital solutions in areas like cyber security and data analytics, and bundle them with traditional broadband and Wi-Fi services which the SMEs can...
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Singapore SMEs spend S$2.4m on pre-approved solutions aimed at boosting technology takeup

July 22nd, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
More than 100 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have taken up solutions such as smart sensors and 3D visualisation on a pre-approved list aimed at helping them quickly get up to...
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Frequency fees waived for telcos testing out 5G services in Singapore

May 23rd, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Telecom operators testing out new 5G services in Singapore will have frequency fees waived until December 2019, as the country seeks advance the new mobile...
Q&A: Constant need to adapt skills even as digitalisation brings jobs to infocomm sector
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Q&A: Constant need to adapt skills even as digitalisation brings jobs to infocomm sector

May 2nd, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Infocomm technology (ICT) talent will be in demand with the digitalisation of the economy, society and government, says Khoong Hock Yun, the assistant chief executive for development at...
StarHub outage not due to DDoS attack after all, say regulators
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StarHub outage not due to DDoS attack after all, say regulators

April 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
A StarHub outage in October last year was not caused by a coordinated attack by hackers as first thought, but was down to part of the infrastructure being...
TPG wins costly race to be Singapore’s fourth telco with huge S$105m bid
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TPG wins costly race to be Singapore’s fourth telco with huge S$105m bid

December 14th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
It did so by paying a heavy price, spending a grand S$105 million in an auction to secure the airwaves it needs to roll out its mobile...