ACCORDING to The Business Times, IDA are going ahead with plans to introduce new applications that can run on Singapore's new ultra high-speed broadband network. It is urging companies to signal their interest in deploying new services on Next Gen NBN (National Broadband Network).
The fattened pipes, are envisioned to deliver 100 Mbps Internet access speeds to local business and consumers initially and to reach eventually 1Gbps and above.
Today, we have Singtel and M2B coming up with Net-telephony and Internet television, video conferencing and home remote monitoring etc...
With Next Gen Network, many application that was unthinkable in the past can be made possible in the future. E.g. High definition Internet TV, telemedicine, remote patient care and diagnosis.
Quoted from The Business Times:
"The main objectives and purpose of the EOI are to gather and assess the level of Retail Service Providers' interest in deploying services on the Next Gen NBN project and obtain inputs about feasible Next Gen NBN Services that could be developed,' the IDA said on its website (http://www.ida.gov.sg). Companies will have to register with IDA before Sept 17 if they want to take part in the EOI exercise"
"'We expect the formal request for proposal to be issued by end 2007. Nonetheless, we are still on track for the Next Generation National Broadband Network to be deployed by 2012,' said an IDA spokesperson."
Seems like MioTV is just a beginning of many other exciting applications that is coming up.
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