Press Release 03 Aug 2022

Singapore strengthens its role as a 5G regional innovation hub, more businesses to innovate and commercialise 5G solutions

Singapore strengthens its role as a 5G regional innovation hub, more businesses to innovate and commercialise 5G solutions

IMDA partners industry to spearhead 5G innovation requiring precision simulation, a high level of safety and large amounts of data processing

Singapore – 3rd August 2022: 5G enables technologies such as AI, Digital Twin, augmented and extended reality (XR) to seamlessly work together, key for businesses at the forefront of digital transformation and providing consumers with a better-quality experience. In advancing Singapore’s 5G ecosystem, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is working with industry to unlock the real value of 5G by shaping new business use-cases and enabling enterprises to commercialise, locally and globally.

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, IMDA said, “Singapore will continue to push the boundaries of innovation through frontier technologies such as 5G. We are excited to work with our industry partners to unlock the real impact of 5G. We look forward to seeing new and exciting ways 5G will benefit our businesses and consumers”.

 Region’s First: Three new 5G projects to boost Singapore’s 5G ecosystem

 Under IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme, S$30 million has been set aside to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of 5G solutions. IMDA announces the award of projects for:

  • Asia Pacific's first 5G mobile edge computing for Mixed Reality and Holomedicine capabilities in health tech
  • Region’s first outdoor mass 5G-enabled cinematic quality AR experience
  • Southeast Asia’s first maritime 5G AR/VR Smart Glasses Solution

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