SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Wireless@SG programme has catalysed the island nation through a free, seamless, secure and federated public Wi-Fi model. Its self-sustaining ecosystem will now be studied at the Global City Teams Challenge 2018 (GCTC) for possible learnings and adoption.

 

The GCTC is organized by the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Acceptance of our Wireless@SG proposal for consideration as part of NIST’s IoT-Enabled Smart City (IES-City) Framework is a step forward for the nation’s Digital Economy journey.

 

The Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) will be leading a delegation to the GCTC to participate, engage in, and explore new partnership opportunities for government, industries, academia, TACs and NGOs.

 

In addition, two other Singapore proposals were also accepted. The proposals and participating organisations are:

 

– Deployment of user-friendly, secure, and sustainable federated public Wi-Fi systems – Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore

– The inclusive Smart City: Tech to tackle jobs displacement in a Digital Economy – Singapore Tech (SGTech)

– Reduced customs clearance time with virtual extension of sea ports and other customs-bonded areas, using electronic cargo tracking – Ascent Solutions