Singapore and Huawei will build a 5G ecosystem and will spend nearly $30 million

Singapore Communications Minister (Ministry of Communications and Information) and the Department Yi Hua (S. Iswaran) Thursday (27 May) announced that the country will invest 40 million Singapore dollars (about US $ 29.5 million) to develop local 5G ecosystem, positive Expand the design and development of 5G applications and strive for leading edge. 

Reuters, Singapore’s “Straits Times” reported on Thursday, Yi Huaren said at the Innovation and Technology Exhibition (Innovest Unbound) that 5G technology applications will first be tested in six areas, including maritime operations, urban transportation, smart property management Smart manufacturing, as well as government and consumer applications, and these areas are expected to create the most value for Singapore’s exports. 

For example, smart port management is one of the important application scenarios for 5G. Operators can remotely control unmanned cranes and trucks, carry out container lifting operations, or check the operation of the machine through the remote end of the drone. 

On the grounds of security issues, the US government has called on countries to ban Huawei telecommunications equipment. It means that Huawei’s devices are vulnerable and may be used by the Chinese government or hackers, posing a threat to national security. However, Singapore has not banned the use of Huawei technology in 5G systems. 

The South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday (26th) that Yi Huaren said at a press conference of the Asia-Pacific Communication Technology (ICT) Ministerial Meeting that Singapore will not take any specific position on any supplier when choosing a 5G equipment supplier, but all suppliers must meet government-mandated toughness and safety standards.

The News Channel (CNA) reported on May 31 that Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pointed out at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue that Singapore needs a reliable and secure 5G telecommunications network, but it is inevitable that any There are many loopholes in the system, and sooner or later they will be discovered and utilized. He said that it is unrealistic to expect any telecommunications system to provide 100% security. 


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