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Singapore extends Next Gen Broadband to commercial buildings

Over 19,000 commercial building and offices can now be powered up to the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN), said the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

The network has been employed since December last year, allowing occupants of the Next Gen NBN connected non-residential buildings to benefit from the faster broadband speed and to improve its productivity. They can subscribe to more innovative and customized services that tap on the larger bandwidth offered over the network.

"Today, we have twelve service providers offering more than forty fibre connection packages to cater for both residential and enterprise needs," said Mr Ronnie Tay, Chief Executive Officer of IDA.

According to him, not all enterprises are aware if their premises are fibre ready. To inform the occupants, the IDA will roll out the Fibre Ready! Mark to identify which commercial buildings and offices are hooked up to the Next Gen NBN.

"With the Fibre Ready! enterprises located in those buildings can be kept informed and therefore prepare their premises to be powered up by the Next Gen NBN,"

The buildings that are already connected to the Next Gen NBN include Suntec Office Towers, HarbourFront Centre, Shaw House and Shaw Centre. The IDA planned to complete ninety five per cent nationwide deployment within mid of this year.

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