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M1 to power up National Heritage Board’s museums with 5G connectivity and edge computing

M1 Limited (M1) and AsiaPac Technology Pte Ltd (AsiaPac), a wholly owned subsidiary of M1, together with Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd (Keppel DC),  announced that they are collaborating to provide 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity and edge computing solutions to the National Museum of Singapore and Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG). This is part of a wider initiative by the National Heritage Board (NHB) to progressively roll out 5G technology for the rest of its national museums and heritage institutions across Singapore. singapore 5G connectivity

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M1’s ultra-high bandwidth, low latency and hyperconnectivity open possibilities for museums and curators to attract and engage new audiences in an innovative manner, including adding new layers of interactivity and immersiveness to enrich the museum-going experience.

Leveraging the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) infrastructure deployed from Keppel DC’s world class data centre colocation, every touchpoint would also be an immediate source of data for museums to better curate and personalise exhibits. From Augmented Reality (AR) to Virtual Reality (VR) artworks to 3D holographic displays and 4K ultra high-definition remote video tours, museums will now be able to offer hyper-personalised experiences with greater engagement.

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“5G is fast becoming the global standard for mobile communications and its potential is limitless. Together with edge computing, it is able to power sophisticated applications and deliver high-definition audio-visual experiences in real-time for museums to modernise cultural attractions. Importantly, 5G innovations allow museums and heritage institutions to reimagine the role they can play in preserving history and bringing it to life. M1 and AsiaPac, together with Keppel DC, are proud to be collaborating with the National Heritage Board to usher in a new era of interactivity for their museums,” said Mr. Manjot Singh Mann, Chief Executive Officer, M1. “We are glad to be working with M1 to help transform the museum experience for visitors. With advanced technology like 5G, Artificial Intelligence and edge computing, we can now offer new and interactive ways for the public to experience our exhibitions in person. We look forward to continue to innovate and bring tech-powered experiences to more in the future. The use of 5G within the Singapore heritage sector will contribute to Singapore being a hyperconnected city, and to its goal towards being a Smart Nation,” said Mr. Mohamed Hardi, Director, Information Technology Division and Chief Information Officer, NHB.

M1 noted that its 5G SA network currently covers about 90% of Singapore 5G connectivity

M1 announced that all its mobile handset plans will come with 5G connectivity – consumers who sign up for the first time or contract renewals on any M1 mobile plans will get 5G connectivity via the telco’s 5G Standalone network.

M1 noted that its 5G SA network currently covers about 90% of Singapore including CBD, Marina Bay Financial Center, key town centers and high data usage areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Chinatown, Clementi, Orchard Road, Pasir Ris, Paya Lebar, Sengkang, Tampines and Woodlands.

M1 Limited had launched a commercial trial of its 5G Standalone network in July 2021. The telco said it was expecting to reach nationwide coverage with its 5G Standalone network during this year.

Last month, M1 said it will carry out a multi-year project that aims to provide ubiquitous 5G Standalone offshore coverage for the southern coast of Singapore, including the surrounding waters of the southern islands.

The telco noted that extending 5G offshore coverage enhances connectivity in the maritime ecosystem and enables new 5G use cases and applications. singapore 5G connectivity

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Explore the National Museum of Singapore – home to numerous historical artifacts and exhibits. The National Museum of Singapore is the country’s oldest museum (from 1887) and a cultural and architectural landmark. Despite its rich historical background, the museum’s galleries have adopted the latest cutting edge display techniques that redefine the traditional museum experience. From humble beginnings to the present day metropolis, you’ll learn about everything from daily life to the rapid development of this island nation over 700 years of Singapore history. The National Museum of Singapore hosts a variety of exhibitions, festivals, film screenings, and thought-provoking performances all year round – so you are sure to witness a truly great event during your visit.

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