Singapore Budget 2014: Infocomm Media Masterplan moots network auto-switching
Published on Mar 10, 2014 1:05 PM
IMAGINE being able to switch automatically to another wireless network, be it 3G or Wi-Fi, when there is a major outage at one telco or if surfing is slow on one network.
This idea of a nationwide heterogenous network (HetNet) is one of the key thrusts of Singapore's upcoming 10-year Infocomm Media Masterplan until 2025.
Giving a heads-up on the new Masterplan Monday during the Committee of Supply debate, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said the idea will help the nation cope with scarce wireless spectrum amidst rising demand for mobile Internet access.
"In a HetNet, operators will be able to achieve better management of traffic in their wireless networks," said Dr Yaacob.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!