Telcos may need 2 sets of network equipment

Housed at different locations, each will serve as back-up to the other: Yaacob

[SINGAPORE] The government is considering having telcos here maintain at least two sets of network equipment - housed at different locations - so that one can serve as a back-up if the other fails.

This was revealed in Parliament yesterday by Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim in response to queries by two MPs regarding last month's fire at SingTel's Bukit Panjang exchange.

He said that the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) was studying this option in an effort to...

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