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Singapore to upgrade broadband network

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 5, 2008

Singapore moved a step closer to setting up its ultra-fast broadband network today, when two consortia came forward with plans that promised a futuristic network that would open the floodgate to new online services.

The network, to be rolled out islandwide in the next few years, will offer speeds 10 times faster than now.

By the time the deadline came for tender submission on Monday, two consortia including heavyweight telecom operators like SingTel, StarHub and M1 had submitted their bids in their respective consortia.

Winning this bid would avail them of up to $750 million in government funds. This will be used to lay cables to hook up homes, schools and offices. (story)

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One Response to “Singapore to upgrade broadband network”

  1. headmaster1 said

    Broadband is an essential in a modern education system I am surprised that it is not commonplace in a country like Singapore.
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    http://www.theheadmasteronline.co.uk

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