14 April 2010 - The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) today announced a package of enhancements to its telecommunication dealer licensing and equipment registration framework which will significantly simplify licensing and equipment registration processes and offer telecom licensees more convenience and time and cost savings.
14 April 2010 | For Immediate Release
Enhanced Framework Offers Telecom Licensees Convenience and Time and Cost Savings
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) today announced a package of enhancements to its telecommunication dealer licensing and equipment registration framework which will significantly simplify licensing and equipment registration processes and offer telecom licensees more convenience and time and cost savings.
With effect from 15 April 2010, IDA will lift the import control of all telecommunication equipment except prohibited telecommunication equipment or other equipment as determined by IDA. In addition, IDA's Dealer's Individual (DI) Licence will have its licence period extended from one year to five years and its Enhanced Simplified Equipment Registration (ESER) scheme, which enables free-of-charge and quicker turnaround time for equipment registration, will cover more categories of telecommunication equipment such as cordless phones.
Commenting on the new licensing regulations, Mr Leong Keng Thai, IDA Deputy Chief Executive and Director-General (Telecoms & Post) said, "The changes will streamline licensing processes and reduce business costs for dealers, which will encourage them to provide more competitively-priced, better and a wider range of infocomm product offerings to consumers. Overall, we will have a more vibrant infocomm market."
The new regulations recognise that with the maturing of technologies and greater harmonisation of standards for telecom equipment, IDA can take a lighter touch approach to equipment registration. IDA believes this would allow for a more efficient way to ensure equipment compliance, while making it easier for telecom licensees here to thrive and contribute to the continued growth of the sector.
ISSUED BY CORPORATE & MARKETING COMMUNICATION DIVISION
INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
- Factsheet - Overview of New Telecommunication Dealer Licensing and Equipment Registration Framework (Changes from 15 April 2010) (146.25KB)
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more news and information, visit www.ida.gov.sg.
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