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Security Requirements for Residential Gateways

Issued Date: 12/10/2020

12 October 2020

IMDA has completed its review and issues its decision:

Decision on Security Requirements for Residential Gateways (169.47KB)

The finalized Technical Specifications for Security Requirements for Residential Gateways is published here.

At the close of consultation, IMDA received 12 submissions:


Apple South Asia Pte Ltd


Belkin International (1 (230.13KB), 2 (201.41KB))


Cisco Systems, Inc (141.06KB)


D-Link International Pte Ltd (326.93KB)


Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (133.58KB)


Lee Shu Yuan (Max) (85.94KB)


McAfee (189.67KB)


Nathaniel Chan (576.97KB)


Prolink Singapore (432.78KB)


Singapore Telecommunications Ltd


TP-Link Technologies (SG) Pte. Ltd (135.01KB)


TUV SUD (71.63KB)

8 April 2020

In view of the COVID-19 situation, in order to allow the industry more time to submit their views and comments, IMDA has extended the submission deadline for this consultation to 12 noon, 15 May 2020.

13 March 2020

IMDA would like to seek views from the industry and public on IMDA’s proposed new Technical Specification for Residential Gateways (“RGs”) (“IMDA TS RG-SEC”), commonly known as Home Routers.  The IMDA TS RG-SEC sets out the minimum security requirements and stronger credential settings for RGs sold and used in Singapore, in order to strengthen the resilience of Singapore’s telecommunications networks.

Document 1 - Consultation document (603.85KB)

Document 2 - IMDA TS RG-SEC document (650.89KB)

All submissions must reach IMDA by 12 noon on 10 April 2020.  Softcopy of submissions in both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format should be provided. Parties submitting comments should include their personal/company particulars as well as the correspondence address, contact number and email addresses on the cover page of their submission. All comments should be addressed to:

Aileen Chia (Ms)
Deputy Chief Executive (Policy, Regulation & Competition Development)
Director-General (Telecoms & Post)
Infocomm Media Development Authority
10 Pasir Panjang Road
#03-01 Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117438

Please submit softcopies, with the subject header “Security Requirements for Residential Gateways”, via email to: