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IDA to study mobile data experience in Singapore

It is seeking information to craft new standards such as minimum speeds

Published on Jan 30, 2014 7:58 AM

The bugbear of many consumers - unreliable and slow mobile data access on their smartphones - may be a thing of the past sooner than expected.

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) recently launched a tender to collect information on consumers' experience of mobile networks here.

This is part of plans to roll out new mobile service standards for operators to comply with, such as minimum speeds and lag time for 3G and 4G data.

Analysts have hailed the move, saying that the scope of service standards has to be broadened, given the prevalence of mobile data usage today.

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Background story


A mobile network can have 100 per cent coverage and yet can still be congested. Access speeds and lag considerations should complement coverage requirements.

- Mr Foong King Yew, Gartner's vice-president for telecoms strategy, on the need to specify more than just the minimum network coverage requirement