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18 June 2010

New ICT centre in Singapore opens

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A new ICT centre in Singapore gives a preview of ultra-speed broadband access services. The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network is on track to be ready by 2012. Singaporeans can get a better idea of the services from this ultra-high speed broadband access.

They can visit the new Infocomm Experience Centre at the Esplanade Exchange which is above the Esplanade MRT station, according to Channel NewsAsia.

Visitors will be able to see how a medical checkup can be done or how parents can track their children's performance in school.

The exhibition offers visitors the experience that will come when ultra-high speed broadband access becomes a reality islandwide.

Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister for Information, Communications and The Arts, said: "The interactive and engaging exhibits at iExperience seek to inform, excite and inspire visitors with the exciting possibilities made available with the Next Generation infocomm services.

“The exhibits will be updated regularly to showcase new and emerging applications and services that are being developed and introduced."

Take digital healthcare - where the patient can consult the doctor without physically seeing each other.

Parents and students can find out how the classroom of the future would look like at the new Infocomm Experience Centre.

Besides interactive possibilities between students and teachers, the classroom of the future will also allow parents to monitor the progress of their child from the comfort of their home.

For companies, business transactions will move faster and get easier as they can communicate in real-time, face-to-face with clients at home and abroad using high-definition video conferencing.

The Infocomm Development Authority and the Manpower Ministry are looking at ways to leverage on the next-generation infocomm infrastructure to increase the number of home-based jobs.

This will make it more flexible for people to work from home and help more homemakers get back into the workforce.


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