This includes efforts in developing the infocomm and media infrastructure in Singapore, ranging from digital TV to enhancing broadband access and connectivity. Today, Singapore is one of the most connected countries in the world in terms of broadband speeds, and has a wide range of media content for local audiences to make informed choices on.
The Next Gen National Infocomm Infrastructure, which includes a nationwide fibre broadband network connecting homes, offices, schools and other buildings, has been providing ultra high-speed Internet access in a highly competitive telecom market.
Another IMDA initiative, the Wireless@SG free hotspot service, offers access to users on the go in thousands of locations islandwide. For businesses, it provides a way to go online for their business needs as well as to offer a form of access to customers.
On the broadcast front, Singapore’s free-to-air channels have been broadcasting in digital since December 2013, using the DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial) broadcasting standard.
To keep pace with emerging media trends, the IMDA has also developed a more comprehensive way of tracking media consumption patterns in the form of the Singapore Television Audience Measurement (SG-TAM).