Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

IDA to carry out embedded SIM trial as part of Singapore’s work towards a more Connected Nation

IDA to carry out embedded SIM trial as part of Singapore’s work towards a more Connected Nation

In this information age, the evolution of technology, the mere idea of smart and sustainable living is inevitable. The terminology “Internet of Things (IoT)” is more often than not used and heard in today’s world.

To be on the cutting edge of technology and not be left behind, Singapore has to ride the waves of change. IoT is one of the key parts of the Smart Nation vision.

With IoT, the embedment of intelligent and connected devices in our urban living environments will allow the nation to collect and exchange data more easily. This will subsequently improve accessibility and hence the efficiency of Singapore’s public services.

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore will be embarking on a trial to see how an open GSMA standard can enable e-SIM chips to switch between different mobile network operators.

With this trial, the focus will be on the recent government effort to support the deployment of IoT in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.

M2M devices are commonly connected to existing mobile networks using Embedded SIM (or eSIM) chips.

This trial will be conducted in partnership with Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore’s water agency, and will involve the mobile network operators.

Such a standard will allow M2M businesses, and potentially consumers with e-SIM equipped smartphones, to switch network providers more flexibly.

“The trial will explore how an open GSMA standard can enable eSIM chips to switch between different mobile network operators and would be conducted in partnership with the PUB,” Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information.

To sum it up, the adoption of interoperable standards will lead to a more competitive environment for the deployment of M2M devices, by reducing costs and increasing the adoption of IoT in various manners.

Having common standards will also boost sensing capabilities across different IoT services, and enable IoT devices to communicate with each other more seamlessly.

Subsequently, the prior could lead to an easier inauguration of new IoT applications such as Smart Homes that intelligently monitor and manage water and energy consumption to help their owners save on utility bills.

Ultimately, with these developments in IoT, businesses and companies can create state-of-the-art products and services which the population can then leverage on to improve the quality of life of the nation.

Image from Simon YeoCC BY 2.0


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.