Singtel rolls out IoT network to help enterprises lower cost and alleviate security concerns

Singtel has announced that it will be rolling out its nationwide cellular IoT network by end-September, according to a press statement on August 7, 2017.

This will enable enterprises to gain operational and cost efficiencies through the use of low-power IoT devices.

The network will allow businesses to benefit from applications with low-power consumption, deep coverage and multiple connections. Singtel will also harness its cyber security expertise to support businesses in implementing secure and reliable IoT solutions.

This helps to greatly alleviate security concerns, which is a key deterrent for businesses in deciding whether to deploy remote sensors and IoT devices to their ecosystems, according to research firm IDC.

Photo courtesy: Wikipedia
Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise at Singtel, said, “The launch of our
network provides an ideal platform for the proliferation of IoT devices and applications. With more businesses embracing the digital future, it paves the way for IoT adoption as Singapore advances towards becoming a Smart Nation. We welcome businesses to be part of the growing IoT ecosystem by leveraging on our robust infrastructure and network.”

Since 2016, Singtel has been exploring IoT usage with local companies and large corporations across a diverse range of applications, including environmental sensing, asset tracking, waste management and monitoring of medicine consumption.

The roll out of the nationwide cellular IoT network will accelerate businesses’ adoption of such innovative technologies, and help them create exciting new products and services for consumers.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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