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Singapore Budget 2014: Infocomm Media Masterplan moots network auto-switching

Published on Mar 10, 2014 2:19 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 new 10-year Infocomm Media Masterplan until 2025.

Announcing 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.

A lady using her mobile phone as the evening crowd walks past her in Shenton Way. 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. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
 
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