A resilient, digital new normal for Asia

Singapore’s DPM looks at the digital future. COVID-19 has accelerated digitalisation and Industry 4.0 and many companies are responding to the fast-evolving situation, stated Heng Swee Keat, deputy prime minister of Singapore. DPM Keat made his remarks the opening ceremony of the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2020. He said manufacturers around…

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Sally helps Singapore Government with the process of logistics distribution

Mobile App used to digitalise the nationwide reusable mask distribution exercise In early April Steven Koh, director of Government Digital Services at GovTech, received a call from the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the People’s Association (PA). Both organisations wanted to know if GovTech could develop an…

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Cybersecurity brings Govts of Singapore and Vietnam together

APAC countries boost cooperation for online protection Singapore and Vietnam expressed concerns about the challenges and threats to cybersecurity in the region and world, during a virtual ministerial meeting between the two countries. Both countries agreed the challenges relate to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and shared information about…

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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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