Smart Nation

New, faster mobile links to change the way we live
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New, faster mobile links to change the way we live

April 22nd, 2015 | by Techgoondu
As smart nation projects push out, a smooth network with the new 5G technology features could uplift lives for citizens in a country or...
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...
Singtel to test 5G technologies with Ericsson in Asia-Pacific
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Singtel to test 5G technologies with Ericsson in Asia-Pacific

January 27th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Actual consumer trials could start closer to 2020, when commercial equipment become...
Commentary: Singapore to consider pitfalls of data sharing in smart nation push
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Commentary: Singapore to consider pitfalls of data sharing in smart nation push

January 20th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
The Singapore government will do well to consider how citizens will react to what's essentially information about them being handed out...
3D digital model of Singapore to be ready by 2017
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3D digital model of Singapore to be ready by 2017

December 2nd, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
An ambitious government-led project to create a 3D digital model of Singapore that lets city planners simulate municipal services and tap on crowdsourced data is now underway. Announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last...
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...
Gartner: Singapore government to spend US$3.2 billion on IT this year
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Gartner: Singapore government to spend US$3.2 billion on IT this year

November 18th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Fuelled by public sector spending on software, IT manpower and outsourcing, the Singapore government’s IT bill is expected to reach US$3.2 billion this year, according to estimates by Gartner. The technology research...
Gartner: Over 500 smart devices per home by 2022
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Gartner: Over 500 smart devices per home by 2022

September 13th, 2014 | by Esmond Xu
As it becomes cheaper to fit sensors to consumer products, the number of smart devices in a typical home in developed countries could grow to over 500 by 2022, according to a new report by Gartner. This growth will take place...
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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...