To celebrate the commercial launch of Singapore ONE, a nine-day Singapore ONE festival will be held from Saturday 6 June to give the public the opportunity to experience a whole new world of advanced interactive and ...
Singapore, 3 June 1998 | For Immediate Release
To celebrate the commercial launch of Singapore ONE, a nine-day Singapore ONE festival will be held from Saturday 6 June to give the public the opportunity to experience a whole new world of advanced interactive and multimedia applications based on leading edge broadband technology.
Singapore ONE is Singapore's nationwide broadband network that delivers advanced interactive, multimedia applications and services to homes, schools and businesses throughout the country. These applications are designed to cater to a broad spectrum of users - from students to professionals and businesses.
Singapore ONE applications include entertainment and news on-demand, distance learning, on-line shopping, music downloads, multi-user games, video conferencing, video e-mail, and on-line educational materials. The network's high capacity and high speed broadband platform enable these applications to carry content that is richer, more exciting and stimulating, more interactive and truly multimedia compared to common delivery platforms like the internet or CD-ROMs.
"Singapore ONE's ability to deliver advanced applications better and faster than anything currently available means that users can truly experience a whole new world, one that can only enhance the overall quality of life. We invite the public to come to the Festival events to experience the benefits of Singapore ONE for themselves," said Mr Ng Kin Yee, Assistant Director, New Media Cluster, of the National Computer Board.
To reach as many people as possible, Singapore ONE Festival activities will be held at various locations, including shopping malls, community centres, schools, and libraries (please see Festival calendar).
Festival highlights include:
Two weekend roadshows held at the Comcentre and Funan Centre by SingTel Magix and Singapore Cable Vision respectively at which the public will be able to experience some 20 Singapore ONE applications. Roadshow highlights include a free smart card with $8 value plus a smart card reader for every new subscriber, special PC and upgrade prices, free souvenirs plus the Quake2 DeathMatch Tournament organised by Creative Technology. Singapore ONE @World Book Fair '98 where visitors can try out on-line educational and edutainment services available on Singapore ONE. Selected activities from the book fair will also be webcast to Singapore ONE users. The Virtual Holiday Camp that is expected to draw more than 1,000 students from various schools. This activity is being organised by Educom Pte Ltd and Cyberland Pte Ltd. Participating students have to complete various on-line projects using resources found on Singapore ONE. They are expected to create multimedia web pages to showcase their
work. Theme nights to be held at various community centres with activities that include videoconferencing with TCS star Diana Ser, on-line games and a seminar-cum-workshop on multimedia interactive learning. Free access to Singapore ONE at selected public libraries from 1 - 30 June (please see Festival calendar). Talks and seminars held at the libraries will also be webcast to SingaporeONE users.
Experiencing Singapore ONE at the newly opened Hall of IT at the Singapore Science Centre (SSC). The SSC will offer special admission rates of $1.50 (adults) and $0.80 (children aged 3 - 16) from 6 - 14 June.
Singapore ONE is spearheaded by the National Computer Board, the National Science & Technology Board, the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, the Economic Development Board, and the Singapore Broadcasting Authority.
Singapore ONE consists of a core Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) backbone and high-speed local access networks that enable the delivery of interactive, multimedia applications and services.