IMDA imposes penalties on StarHub and M1

Large fines for contravening code of practise. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has concluded its investigations into the broadband service disruptions involving StarHub Online Pte Ltd (“StarHub”) in April 2020, and M1 Net Pte Ltd (“M1”) in May 2020. IMDA has imposed a financial penalty of S$210,000 on StarHub,…

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Shell’s Singapore complex to get digital twin

Technology will generate a complete virtual twin of the physical elements on the oil and petrochemical manufacturing site. The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has announced that energy giant Royal Dutch Shell will start a four-year pilot project to digitalise its Pulau Bukom refining complex. The complex is an integrated…

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Singapore and Australia sign digital economy agreement

Digitalisation of trade processes for Singapore businesses. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham have signed the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement (SADEA) electronically. Chan said, the signing of the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement marks a milestone in the long-standing…

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Singapore’s IMDA supports interim deployment riding on 4G infrastructure

Support for telcos to offer of faster data speeds, ahead of nationwide rollout of 5G standalone networks. Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will support Mobile Network Operators’ (MNOs) plan to ride on existing 4G networks to deploy 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) networks. This will be part of trials to allow…

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NETS accelerates cross-border payments with SingTel and AWS

Collaboration will pave the way for Singaporeans to make purchases at more retail outlets abroad. Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) has announced its plan to accelerate the development and delivery of its digital cross-border payment services, leveraging Singtel’s advanced ConnectPlus Managed Network and Amazon Web Services’ (AWS’) cloud computing platform.…

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Zoom opens first data centre in Singapore

Remote conferencing tool still popular despite security concerns. Numerous media reports state that American technology company, Zoom has a new data centre in Singapore, one of its first in the Southeast Asia region. The Singapore data centre brings Zoom’s total to 18 sites across the globe, with the vendor expanding…

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ASEAN businesses ramp up cybersecurity

Research shows over half 53 per cent of businesses devote more than half their IT budget to cybersecurity. A recent study shows business attitudes towards cybersecurity had changed across several markets in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand – before the escalation of COVID-19. According to the…

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Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education makes sense of data

Data transfers can be widely implemented across an organisation. Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has signed a five-year deal with enterprise data company, TIBCO Software. Thong Chee Chung director School of Electronic and Info-Comm Technology at ITE College West told CRN Tech Asia the team chose TIBCO after conducting…

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Data-driven technology used to bring Singapore out of lockdown

COVID-19 safeguard’s in place as the country gets back to “normality”. The Singapore Government has released a roadmap detailing a three-phased approach to restarting the country’s social and economic activities, all backed by data-driven technology. As Singapore restarts its economy, data-driven tech solutions will play a crucial role in helping…

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Singapore Government earmarks S$870M for cloud projects

Contracts have been earmarked to double the number of systems on the commercial cloud. The Singapore Government is doubling down on its “cloud-first” efforts to better develop digital applications and services for citizens. In late 2018, the Government announced a five-year plan to migrate most of its information technology (IT)…

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