Singapore 

5G roll-out: Telcos split on number of networks, individuals fear health risks, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some industry players want Singapore to free up more 5G airwaves while others believe one single network will be enough to share among all operators. Individuals, however, are concerned with whether radiation from the 5G radio frequency will be harmful to people’s health. These were the leading responses from a recent public consultation posted on Monday night (July 15) on the website of regulator Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The IMDA had held the consultation, which ended last week, to get feedback on its approach to assigning 5G…

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Singapore 

Singapore keeps options open on Huawei and 5G networks, Digital, Singapore News

Singapore has not taken a specific position on any particular vendor when it comes to 5G networks but requires that any prospective operator must meet the standards for resilience and security set by the government, according to S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information. Iswaran, speaking at a press briefing at the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific ICT Ministerial Meeting, was answering a question about Singapore’s plans for 5G and attitudes toward Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies, which the US included on a trade blacklist in mid-May. The Trump administration said Huawei represents…

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Singapore 

Singapore to roll out first 5G networks next year, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – By next year, at least two 5G networks will be rolled out in Singapore to enable the first next-frontier commercial applications such as driverless cars and virtual reality content-streaming services. The timeline will place Singapore among the front runners in 5G applications roll-out using the most advanced technologies that do not piggyback on existing 4G technologies. Towards this end, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has called for interested telcos to submit detailed proposals on their deployment plans, with the intention to assign 5G airwaves to two winning…

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Vietnam 

Entering global distribution networks good for VN businesses: conference – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

An AEON supermarket in Việt Nam. A conference was held yesterday (April 23) to help Vietnamese businesses become suppliers and a part of the Japanese retailer’s global supply chain. – VNA Photo Hải Âu HCM City – Entering global distribution networks is something Vietnamese businesses should strive for to take advantage of their highly competitive products, experts told a conference held yesterday (April 23) to discuss how they can be a part of AEON Group’s supply chain. The conference was held by the Japanese company and the Ministry of Industry…

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US catches up with China in 5G readiness as race heats up for ultra-fast mobile networks

The United States has tied with China in the lead for global 5G readiness, as the world’s two largest economies race to deploy next-generation telecommunications networks that will help power the industrial internet, autonomous driving and smart cities, among a range of new mobile applications.The US moved from third place in 2018 to tie China at first this year in the latest study on the 5G commitments of countries by telecoms research firm Analysys Mason. It also ranked South Korea, Japan and… Source link

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HSBC, BOCHK and AXA to mobilise entire networks as Hong Kong rolls out tax incentive schemes

Financial companies including HSBC and Bank of China (Hong Kong), two of the city’s three currency-issuing banks, as well as insurers AXA and Sun Life on Sunday said two tax schemes the government is launching on Monday will be available throughout their networks in Hong Kong.Hong Kong is launching a Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS), under which the government will offer HK$8,000 in tax incentive per person per year for the purchase of health insurance cover up till the age of 100 years… Source link

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Singapore 

Teachers unable to connect to school Wi-Fi networks, MOE rules out cyber security incident, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Teachers at some schools across Singapore were unable to boot up or connect their computers to their schools’ Wi-Fi networks on Monday afternoon (Jan 21). The Ministry of Education (MOE) told The Straits Times on Tuesday that it was a “technical issue”. MOE chief information officer Tan Bee Teck said: “We have ascertained that it was not a cyber security incident.” He added that the issue was resolved as of 3pm on Monday. According to HardwareZone, a website for technology-related discussions and updates, the glitch started at around…

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British telecoms giant BT Group to strip Huawei from core networks, limit 5G access

Britain’s BT Group said on Wednesday it was removing Huawei Technologies’ equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G mobile operations and would not use the Chinese company in central parts of the next-generation 5G network. That followed recent moves made by New Zealand and Australia to stop telecommunications operators from using Huawei’s equipment in new 5G networks because of concerns about possible Chinese government involvement in their communications infrastructure. Huawei, the world’s biggest telecoms network equipment supplier ahead of Ericsson and Nokia, has said Beijing has no…

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