Following the parliamentary announcement on 3 March 2006 by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information Communications and the Arts, to deploy a Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII), the ...
Singapore, 9 March 2006 | For Immediate Release
Wireless Broadband Network Call-For-Collaboration
Following the parliamentary announcement on 3 March 2006 by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information Communications and the Arts, to deploy a Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII), the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) today launches a Call-For-Collaboration (CFC) for its Wireless Broadband Network (WBN)
The Next Gen NII is Singapore's new digital super-highway for super-connectivity and it comprises WBN and the wired Next Generation National Broadband Network (NBN). The Wireless Broadband Market Development CFC launched today is for WBN. A Request for Concept (RFC) for NBN will be issued within a month, as announced in Parliament by Minister MICA on 3 March 2006.
The Next Gen NII will entrench Singapore's Infocomm hub status and open the doors to new business and social growth for the country. Next Gen NII will be capable of ultra-high speeds of 100Mbps to 1Gbps as early as 2008 and pervasive wireless access within key catchment areas as early as August 2006.
Wireless Broadband Market Development CFC
Through the CFC, IDA now invites interested operators and service providers to submit proposals for the deployment of wireless broadband coverage in Singapore. The CFC seeks to achieve the following objectives:
* Accelerate the deployment of wireless broadband by providing coverage in locations where users out of their homes, schools and offices can conveniently access wireless broadband services using data-centric infocomm devices.
* Catalyse the demand for wireless broadband services by increasing the number of wireless broadband users.
Submissions of CFC proposals must reach IDA on 5 May 2006 by 11am. The CFC documents can be downloaded from the IDA website (www.ida.gov.sg) under the sections: "Wireless", "Call for Collaboration", "Wireless Broadband Market Development". Responses should be submitted on the CFC documents. The CFC sits within the following NGNII timeline:
* March 2006 CFC called
* June 2006 Award of CFC
* August 2006 Roll-out of Commercial Services to commence
* June 2007 WBN in key catchment areas deployed
ISSUED BY CORPORATE & MARKETING COMMUNICATION DIVISION
INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
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 information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/
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