Huawei and the 5G revolution: Diversity is the name of the game in Singapore

Singapore Polytechnic students showcasing their SP Driverless and Electrifying Car project at last month's launch of 5G Garage - a facility set up at the polytechnic by Singtel and Ericsson to test and develop 5G projects.
Singapore Polytechnic students showcasing their SP Driverless and Electrifying Car project at last month's launch of 5G Garage - a facility set up at the polytechnic by Singtel and Ericsson to test and develop 5G projects.PHOTO: SINGTEL

5G will soon be launched in Singapore, elsewhere in Asia and beyond, promising a revolution in connectivity speeds, new entertainment options and new applications, such as driverless cars. But the technology has proven controversial over fears of data security. The Straits Times looks deeper into where things stand with 5G and which technology vendors could be the winners.

The pushback against Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei will have little impact on Singapore telcos, analysts say.

The three major telcos here - Singtel, StarHub and M1 - also said that they work with multiple vendors and not just Huawei in building their 5G networks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2019, with the headline 'Diversity is the name of the game here '. Print Edition | Subscribe