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IMDA’s Pick Network not intended to stifle competition in parcel locker sector: Sim Ann

Pick Network, the government-owned entity that will operate upcoming parcel-locker network, was not created to stifle competition among private-sector parcel-locker operators, Senior Minister of State for MCI Sim Ann told Parliament on Mon. Addressing concerns that Pick could…

Bill for rollout of nationwide parcel network passed as Govt addresses security and accessibility concerns

The authorities are developing security guidelines and other requirements for the rollout of the nationwide parcel locker network, said Senior Minister of State for MCI Sim Ann in Parliament on Mon. She said her ministry is working closely…

Online platforms Chope and Qoo10 working with Chinatown businesses to give precinct a boost

Tie-ups with two well-known digital platforms are among the initiatives to bring people back to Chinatown, where businesses have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaborations with Chope and Qoo10, as well as other efforts, were announced by…

Expecting a parcel or groceries? A robot courier could soon be making your delivery

Singapore is trialling the use of autonomous robots to make deliveries in Punggol, paving the way for wider use of robot “couriers” for on-demand delivery services. The one-year trial, which began in Feb, will see two robots by…

More than half of Singapore’s hawker stalls now offer e-payments

More than half of Singapore’s hawker stalls now offer e-payments, with transactions last month growing four times since June. This amounts to 10,000 stallholders, ESG, IMDA and SDO said on Fri. Transaction volume and value for Jan this…

S$30m fund launched to accelerate 5G adoption, commercialisation

IMDA on Wed launched a S$30 million fund to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of 5G solutions. The fund, part of IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme, will support efforts by enterprises to adopt 5G solutions that address sector challenges…

M1 reports disruption to fibre broadband, fixed voice services across Singapore

M1’s fibre and fixed voice services were disrupted on Fri across many parts of Singapore, with frustrated users complaining about the inconvenience caused. This is the third disruption to M1 services this year. The telco said in a…

Feedback sought on proposal to expand IMDA’s powers ahead of parcel network roll-out

The authorities are seeking feedback on proposed changes to the law that would empower IMDA to install and manage the nationwide parcel locker network ahead of its planned roll-out next year, as well as set out rules relating…

Singapore hits pause on building new data centres; short-term rents up

Singapore authorities have nudged data centre players to stop building new ones on this land-scarce island, triggering a rise in short-term rental rates. A moratorium on constructing new data centres was “implicitly imposed” since early last year during…

S$6.8m disbursed to 2,700 food, retail businesses in Singapore for going digital: IMDA

Since Aug, about 2,700 food services and retail businesses in Singapore have received a total of S$6.8 million in Digital Resilience Bonus (DRB) payouts, IMDA said on Fri. The bonus was first announced in May, as part of…

Quest to bridge the digital divide

While the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalisation in some sectors, it has also raised concerns that vulnerable segments of society are being left behind in a so-called digital divide. There are some official figures that suggest there could…

TPG must ensure it meets customers’ needs

TPG entered the Singapore market after acquiring spectrum rights to provide 4G services only. As part of its licence obligations, TPG is required to enable customers to make voice calls. All mobile network operators, including those in Singapore,…

IMDA fines StarHub S$210,000 and M1 S$400,000 for internet disruptions during circuit breaker

IMDA has fined StarHub and M1 for internet service disruptions that happened during the circuit breaker. On Sun, IMDA said that StarHub has been fined S$210,000, while M1 at S$400,000. Based on IMDA’s investigations, up to 250,000 broadband…

$20 million fund for construction companies to offset costs of thermal scanners, AI cameras

Local construction companies can access a new $20 million fund to offset the cost of adopting advanced digital solutions to help keep work sites safe. The initiative announced on Tues provides funding for up to 80 per cent…

New initiative helps seniors go cashless with e-payment apps

Cash has long been king, but for an increasing number of people like retiree Bridget Khoo, the fear of infection from notes and coins is pushing them into the sometimes daunting world of digital payments. Madam Khoo, 63,…

5G in Singapore — is the tide turning against Huawei?

Amid the ongoing US–China technological and geopolitical rivalry, decisions to award 5G contracts to Huawei — or to their competitors Nokia and Ericsson — continue to garner much press. In Singapore, Huawei was edged out after Singtel and…

Deeper forays into community to help seniors go digital

We thank Mr Lim Guohao for his feedback (Push to use new tech must not leave seniors behind, July 7) on supporting our seniors in their digitalisation journey. IMDA agrees that it is important to support our seniors…

46 SG Digital community hubs to be launched islandwide by end August

Anyone facing difficulties with their digital devices will soon be able to get help from new SG Digital community hubs that will be set up across Singapore. Located in community centres and public libraries, the 46 one-stop help…

Roll out of nationwide parcel locker network to begin early 2021: IMDA

Consumers who shop online will get to enjoy greater delivery convenience and a wider range of parcel pick-up options much earlier than expected, IMDA said on Fri. The deployment of 1,000 parcel locker stations across Singapore under the…

COVID-19: Cinemas can reopen on Jul 13 with maximum of 50 patrons per hall

Cinemas in Singapore can reopen from Jul 13, with up to 50 patrons in each cinema hall among other safe distancing measures. Cinemas have been closed since Mar 26, as part of nationwide measures to stem the spread…

Singtel, StarHub-M1 joint venture and TPG Telecom get go-ahead for 5G network

IMDA on Wed granted licences to Singtel, a consortium formed by StarHub and M1, and TPG Telecom to operate 5G networks in Singapore. Singtel and the StarHub-M1 JV can now begin rolling out nationwide 5G networks. IMDA said…

Hawkers keen on going digital but worries remain

Many hawkers are keen to offer cashless payments, but some are concerned about having to pay suppliers in cash and the low take-up rate among customers, digital ambassadors said yesterday. The ambassadors, who promote digitalisation among stallholders and…

Too ‘stressful’ to sell on Facebook Live, say some Tekka Market stallholders

The first time Mr Muhammad Noor, the co-owner of a poultry stall at Tekka Market tried his hand at selling his products on FB Live, he was taken aback by the response. Eleven customers bought his products within…

Hawkers should adopt cashless payments without fear: Iswaran

Singapore’s hawkers and wet market stallholders should embrace digitalisation in the form of cashless payments without fear, as they will receive support from the Government each step of the way. This was the message reiterated by MCI Minister…

IMDA, M1, MPA, Airbus to conduct coastal 5G network trials for urban air mobility

IMDA, M1 and MPA have partnered with Airbus and to conduct coastal 5G standalone (SA) network trials at the Singapore Maritime Drone Estate. This aims to ensure unmanned aerial vehicles can operate safely and efficiently during all phases…

Heartland merchants offered help with digital push

Her women’s fashion store in Clementi, Mymitmat, has suffered a 90 per cent drop in sales ever since it had to close because of the circuit breaker. Even though she has already listed some of her store’s products…

IMDA reviewing resilience of telcos’ systems

We refer to ST tech editor Irene Tham’s commentary (Redundancy should not be an afterthought for the telcos, May 19). Telecommunications network operators, as part of network and service resilience requirements, must provide adequate redundancy, backups and diversity…

IMDA carrying out thorough probe into outages

We thank Mr Teo Hoon Seng and Mr Dennis Tan Seow Koon for their feedback. IMDA agrees with both forum contributors that the service disruptions have caused much inconvenience to many households who rely heavily on the Internet,…

M1 could have handled Internet outage better

M1 could have managed the recent Internet outage better. When it happened, many subscribers initially suspected that the problem was with their modem, router or even the device accessing the Internet. Understandably, among the first actions subscribers took…

Make Internet service providers set up backup networks

Once again, there has been another large-scale Internet outage, this time from M1. This is the second in as many months, following the failure of StarHub’s network last month. Both occurred at an inopportune time, when most people…

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