Govt waives fees for frequencies used in 5G trials

THE government has waived fees for frequencies to be used for technological trials of the next generation of mobile telephony, 5G, in order to lower regulatory barriers and encourage the industry to explore the potential benefits and applications of 5G networks.

IMDA, SGX team up to help tech SMEs access capital markets

AS part of efforts to help SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) reap the benefits of the digital economy, the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore's (IMDA) Accreditation@IMDA will work with the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to increase accessibility to capital markets for SME...

Four frontier technology areas identified for development in Singapore

SINGAPORE has identified four frontier technology focus areas to invest and build capabilities in that will develop a strong infocomm media foundation, according to Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information. Speaking at the opening of the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (IMBX)...
COMMENTARY

Singapore fends off ransomware, but needs to be ready for APTs

THE WannaCry ransomware attack has already garnered the dubious distinction of being the "worst digital disaster" to strike the Internet in years...

WannaCry, variants could escalate as many users yet to apply patches

OVER the past few days, country music star Keith Urban's song Tonight I wanna cry must have been trending among the normally taciturn geeks who protect our computers and IT systems, with the WannaCry virus quickly becoming the largest global ransomware attack, affecting an estimated 200,000...

HPE bullish on growth, will deepen S'pore ties

HEWLETT Packard Enterprise (HPE) will continue to deepen its partnership with Singapore by giving local enterprises access to capabilities that will allow them to innovate and scale, according to its president and chief executive Meg Whitman.

NUS, NTU hit by cyber-attacks aimed at govt and research data

BREACHES to the IT systems of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University were discovered last month, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Cyber Security Agency (CSA) in a joint statement on Friday.

NUS, NTU hit by cyber-attacks looking to steal government and research data

BREACHES to the IT systems of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) were detected in April and the objective of these cyber-attacks was to steal government information and research documents.

Tech-savvy leadership gives S'pore firms an edge over Hong Kong counterparts: study

SINGAPORE-listed firms are better prepared than their Hong Kong-listed counterparts in facing the technological tsunami that is affecting businesses across the globe because they have better tech-savvy leadership.

HP Enterprise to invest US$140m in Singapore

AS PART of an upgrade to its more than 40-year-old relationship with Singapore, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spend US$140 million over the next five years, including US$16 million to nurture promising local startups in collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Nera Telecommunications' Q1 net up 40.8% at S$2.86m

NERA Telecommunications reported a 40.8 per cent rise in net profit to S$2.86 million, from S$2.03 million one year ago, in the financial first quarter which ended on March 31, 2017. This came on the back of a 44.3 per cent rise in revenue to S$44.12 million from S$30.57 million one year ago.
SMART NATION

Four banks start pilot use of MyInfo platform

MYINFO, Singapore's digital personal data platform, which allows users to auto-fill details like their name, identity card number and registered residential address on government online forms, can now be used with four banks to auto-fill forms...
SMART NATION

Banks welcome use of MyInfo authentication service

THE four banks which will use the government's MyInfo authentication service applaud the idea, saying the convenience frees them to develop more digital products and lowers their cost of customer acquisition as well. ...

PwC Singapore opens 2 tech centres, eyes 40 new hires

PWC Singapore has launched two Impact Centres at its Singapore office which will entail a multi-million dollar investment that will cover the cost of 40 new hires. One centre will be for data and analytics while the other will deal with cybersecurity.

Four banks to use MyInfo authentication service for customers

THE Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and Government Technology Agency (GovTech), in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), have begun a pilot with four banks to explore simplifying online banking transactions with the use of the government's MyInfo...

A*Star to set up two model plants as test beds for new tech and innovation (Amended)

AS A part of efforts to prepare the Singaporean workforce for advanced manufacturing technologies, in 2016 the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) worked on more than 1,700 projects with the industry, of which at least half were related to manufacturing. It also deployed over 200...
COMMENTARY

Has TPG overstretched itself with Singapore, Australia play?

WITH the dust settling on the Singapore telecommunication sector's general spectrum auction earlier this month, the general market consensus is that the new kid on the block, Australian TPG Telecom, got a very favourable deal in terms of spectrum pricing. ...

StarHub's net disruption not due to DDoS: IMDA

On the nights of Oct 22 and 24, 2016 some home fibre broadband customers in several parts of Singapore encountered intermittent difficulties in accessing the Internet as StarHub's DNS (domain name system) servers could not fully handle the high volume of Web requests. The problem lasted 130...

StarHub broadband disruption was not due to DDoS attack, says investigation

AFTER an exhaustive investigation, it has come to light that disruptions of StarHub's home broadband network last October were not due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack as had been feared. It was caused by a legitimate surge in traffic which the StarHub network could not handle...

Google to help train 1,000 SME business leaders

GOOGLE on Wednesday announced plans to work with global training providers to train 1,000 business leaders in the SME (small and medium enterprise) sector of Singapore by 2019.

Google to help train 1,000 SME business leaders in Singapore

GOOGLE on Wednesday announced plans to work with leading global training providers to equip 1,000 business leaders in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector by 2019. The company will collaborate with UK-based digital transformation and leadership training company AVADO, Spring...

Keppel T&T's Q1 profit down 13.1%, revenue slips 15.6%

LOWER revenue from both Logistics and Data Centre divisions of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) resulted in a 13.1 per cent drop in the group's first-quarter net profit to S$11.57 million, from S$13.31 million in the year-ago period...

Keppel T&T reports 13.1 per cent drop in first quarter net profit to S$11.57m

LOWER revenue from both Logistics and Data Centre divisions resulted in a 13.1 per cent drop in first-quarter net profit for the period ended March 31, 2017, to S$11.57 million from S$13.31 million one year ago for Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T). This came on the...

M1's Q1 profit falls 14.6% to S$36.3m despite revenue rise

HIGHER depreciation and interest expenses pulled down telco M1's first-quarter net profit to S$36.3 million, a drop of 14.6 per cent from S$42.5 million a year ago. This came on the back of a 1.2 per cent rise in revenue to S$260.7 million from S$257.6 million for the period ended March 31,...

Depreciation and interest costs pull down M1's Q1 net 14.6% to S$36.3m

HIGHER depreciation and interest expenses pulled down telco M1's first quarter net profit 14.6 per cent to S$36.3 million from S$42.5 million one year ago. This came on the back of a 1.2 per cent rise in revenue to S$260.7 million from S$257.6 million during the period which ended on March 31...