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5G airwave fees to be waived in Singapore till Dec 2019 to spur industry trials

[SINGAPORE] Developments in ultra-fast mobile surfing and Internet of things (IoT) connectivity such as that for controlling driverless cars received a boost after the Government said it will waive the airwave fees required for testing these inventions.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will also be seeking public feedback on how existing regulations and the allocation of airwaves can be improved to bring Singapore one step closer to the next frontier: 5G services, said to be more than 10 times faster than 4G ones.

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