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Singapore buildings to get faster broadband speeds

Anushkar Mohinani | Feb. 6, 2012
The Next Gen NBN has been deployed to over 19,000 commercial buildings and offices.

As of December 2011, The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) has been deployed to over 19,000 commercial buildings and offices.

Besides faster broadband speeds, occupants of Next Gen NBN connected buildings and offices can look forward to improved productivity as they can subscribe to more innovative and customised services that tap on the larger bandwidth offered over the network, according to a press release issued, on Saturday, by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

Buildings that are already connected include Suntec Office Towers, HarbourFront Centre, Shaw House and Shaw Centre.

The IDA reported that it intends to roll out a "Fibre Ready! Mark" for non-residential buildings to help public identify which commercial buildings and offices are already wired up to the Next Gen NBN.

Ronnie Tay, chief executive officer of IDA, said, “Today, we have 12 service providers offering more than 40 fibre connection packages to cater for both residential and enterprise needs. However, not all enterprises are aware if their premises are fibre ready. "With the Fibre Ready! Mark for buildings which have been connected to the Next Gen NBN, enterprises located in those buildings can be kept informed and therefore prepare their premises to be powered by Next Gen NBN.”


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