DVB-T2 isn't the name of another astromech droid in Star Wars. Instead, it's the latest broadcast transmission standard for digital TV that many countries (including Singapore) are using. Here's a quick primer and how to get your TV ready for it.
By the second half of this year, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and the Media Development Authority (MDA) will merge to form IMDA. This was announced by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information.
IDA proposes that it will set aside 60MHz out of the 225MHz of spectrum at a lower price to facilitate the entry of a new mobile operator. It also believes that the local market can only sustain up to four mobile operators at this point in time. Read on to find out more.
Recently conducted IDA studies testing telco connectivity, speed and coverage, have found Singtel to have the nation's widest outdoor 4G coverage as well as the fastest 3G and 4G download speeds. Full report details, including how the other two telcos fared, inside.
M1 has been appointed as IDA's Home Access program service provider to deliver high-speed fiber broadband to up to 8,000 low-income households. Under the program, eligible households will gain access to M1's 100Mbps fiber broadband service for just S$6 a month.
Government agencies will be able to deploy smart devices and services at non-building sites such as bus stops, parks, and traffic junctions, swiftly and affordably, thanks to the collaboration between M1 and IDA. M1 will install AG (Above Ground) Boxes within the Jurong Lake District.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has announced that the TV white space regulatory framework is ready, and approximately 180MHz of spectrum will be made available for use when it takes effect from November 2014.