A*STAR's Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre will be testing 5G for the manufacturing sector. © Kesmin Tay/ARTC
A*STAR's Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre will be testing 5G for the manufacturing sector. © Kesmin Tay/ARTC

Singapore invests $30m in 5G R&D

Singapore has invested nearly $30m (S$40m) in 5G research and development (R&D) initiatives to prepare for a 5G rollout in 2020. 

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), part of the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the National Research Foundation has provided the funding to create new 5G testbeds and boost collaborative opportunities with sectors, including maritime operations, manufacturing, urban mobility, estate developers and cybersecurity.

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