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M1 spearheads the 5G Trial Tech Call to test innovative 5G tech in a live Smart Port environment

By Wong Chung Wee - on 27 Jun 2019, 11:05am

M1 spearheads the 5G Trial Tech Call to test innovative 5G tech in a live Smart Port environment

Image source: PSA

M1 will test innovative 5G technologies in a live Smart Port environment for the 5G Trial Tech Call program. It’s a collaborative effort that also involves the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and PSA Corporation Ltd. (PSA).

5G Trial Tech Call test bed area (Image source: IMDA-PSA)

PSA will provide a live testing ground to determine the potential capabilities of 5G technology before transitioning into a “more widespread adoption phase of a Smart Port.” This live testbed will also allow for enhancement of 5G networks and capabilities.

M1 will provide support for IMDA and PSA over a period of 18 months, and study the performance and capabilities of port applications. Such apps include tele-remote control of port equipment and enhancing Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) operations. The company’s findings will provide important insights to future 5G deployments to other concerned parties and industries.

“The development of 5G capabilities will play a pivotal role in Singapore’s Smart Nation journey. Partnering with IMDA and PSA offers us an exciting opportunity to work on 5G network infrastructure development in a real-life environment for future application across various industry verticals. These trials will help us to gain better insights and enhance our 5G knowledge and capabilities, to strengthen our readiness in harnessing new technologies for our customers in the digital economy,” said Mr Denis Seek, Chief Technical Officer, M1.

IMDA launched a series of Technology Calls that are invitations to industry players to submit 5G trial deployment proposals. The first phase of those Tech Calls is the 5G Trial Tech Call to test and ascertain the capabilities of 5G technologies for ports.

Source: M1, IMDA, PSA

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