February 22, 2024

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Empowering 5G Innovation Engine in Singapore

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For businesses at the vanguard of the digital transformation and to give customers a better experience, 5G makes it possible for technologies like AI, Digital Twin, augmented reality, and extended reality to operate together smoothly.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is collaborating with numerous industries to develop new business use-cases and give enterprises the ability to commercialise both locally and internationally as part of the advancement of Singapore’s 5G ecosystem.

Singapore will continue to push the boundaries of innovation through frontier technologies such as 5G. We are excited to work with our industry partners to unlock the real impact of 5G. We look forward to seeing new and exciting ways 5G will benefit our businesses and consumers.

– Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, IMDA

To strengthen Singapore’s 5G ecosystem, three new 5G projects have been launched. SG$ 30 million has been allocated under IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme to hasten the adoption and commercialisation of 5G products. IMDA announces the projects for which it has awarded funding:

  • Asia Pacific’s first 5G mobile edge computing for holomedicine and mixed reality applications
  • The first outdoor 5G-enabled augmented reality (AR) experience in the region
  • The first maritime 5G AR/VR Smart Glasses solution in Southeast Asia

An emerging field of research called “Holomedicine,” which makes use of holographic displays and pictures to improve and augment healthcare delivery, uses Mixed Reality (MR) technology.

When it comes to the creation and application of mixed reality technology in the healthcare industry, the National University Health System (NUHS) is at the forefront.

This collaboration with IMDA will further strengthen NUHS’ capacity to create MR modules and solutions that will improve clinical capacities, clinicians’ skills, patient trajectories, and patient outcomes.

Additionally, IMDA and its partners will work together to create the first outdoor 5G-enabled cinematic grade AR experience in the region. This experience will make use of the entire computing power and bandwidth of 5G and 5G-enabled mobile devices.

A real-time augmented reality performance in Marina Bay will immerse viewers in a display of expansive, cinematic AR representations of Singapore’s cityscape. This programme will serve as a cutting-edge platform for digital marketing companies and their clients, giving them a more direct line of communication with consumers.

The potential addition of a dedicated Metaverse and a companion game to the App ecosystem is already being considered. Users can download the AR application and use performance tickets purchased through Marina Bay Sands’ website to unlock it.

However, Covid-19 has disrupted physical inspections, site and vessel surveys, and audits, all of which rely substantially on current technological capabilities. IMDA collaborates to create and market 5G-enabled products for the maritime industry.

The inspection and asset maintenance processes are digitalized using smart glasses. Inspection workers can view work instructions via the display headset while wearing Smart Glasses and controlling them with voice commands.

Real-time sensor data can be used in this AR application to monitor equipment performance and onboard system characteristics. Field engineers will be able to record and stream live data to their main office using AR-enabled Smart Glasses to obtain real-time remote advice.

Engineers, clients, and other organisations will be able to perform pre-construction feasibility assessments simultaneously by using smart glasses to conduct remote virtual walkthroughs of a vessel. This will allow potential engineering design issues to be identified earlier, reducing preconstruction risks.

By creating a thriving digital economy and an inclusive digital society, IMDA is at the vanguard of Singapore’s digital development.

To create Singapore as a digital city, it promotes growth in the Infocom Technology and media sectors in tandem with progressive policies, utilising cutting-edge technologies, and fostering local talent and digital infrastructure ecosystems.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.planview.com.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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