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Singapore’s converged regulator is now a reality

Singapore's new converged telecoms and media regulator, the Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA), has now been launched, reports Telecom Asia. “The new agency has been tasked with helping Singapore seize opportunities in the converging telecoms and media sectors and has been created through the merger between the former Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and the Media Development Authority of Singapore. Plans for the merger were first announced in January as part of the government's Infocomm Media 2025 plan.” The agency will be joined by the Government Technology Organization, which will be in charge of driving digital transformation in the public sector. In addition, the agency is seeking to update and streamline the Telecommunications Act to ensure that regulations for the sector keep pace with technology. The agency will also be tasked with using technology including smart city equipment and IoT devices to improve the lives of citizens. Read more

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

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