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Enjoy free Wi-fi access at hotspots in the following places in Singapore:

     - M1 offers free wireless broadband service at Parco Bugis Junction

     - Three years of free Wi-Fi for Singapore from 1 Dec 2006


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SGNIC launches bidding for fully numeric domain names

While alphanumeric domain names already exist, (eg,, fully numeric ones like have not been allowed till now...
SGNIC, the national registry for domain names, will now also allow pure numeric domain names in all the seven .sg categories (ie. .sg,,,,,, The registration for pure numeric domain names will be phased accordingly:
- 05 November – 28 December 20071: All qualifying applicants including businesses and individuals can register. Trademark owners2 will get priority over other applicants. Example: A company with "123" as its trademark will get priority for, or in any other .sg domain category...



Singapore's seaport to be world's first Wi-Max-Ready by 2008

By early 2008, all ships in Singapore can have access to mobile wireless broadband, allowing real-time and data-intensive communications between the ships and their customers and business partners...
WISEPORT is one of the initial projects under the Infocomm@SeaPort programme, which aims to provide a mobile wireless broadband network within 15km from Singapore's southern coastline...



The future is looking bright for the infocomm industry

"In a recent survey conducted by IDA, the number of infocomm job vacancies has more than doubled, from 2,100 in 2004 to 5,700 in 2005..
"Overall, the infocomm industry has put in a sterling performance. Its revenue grew from $38 billion in 2005 to cross the $40 billion mark for the first time in 2006..."


     - MDA launches new licence framework for IPTV


     - Web surfing in Singapore largely back to normal

     - Damaged undersea cables cause slow Internet access in Singapore

     - M1 offers free wireless broadband service at Parco Bugis Junction

     - Three years of free Wi-Fi for Singapore from 1 Dec 2006

     - M1 launches Singapore’s first true island-wide wireless broadband service


Two Years of Free Wi-Fi for Singapore

"Come 2007, Singaporeans will be ushering the new year with at least 24 months, or two years, of free (basic tier) wireless connectivity at up to 512 kbps speeds almost everywhere - thanks to IDA's 'Wireless@SG' programme...

"The three operators are extending this two-year free offering with unlimited usage to all residents and visitors in Singapore, including tourists and business travellers. The sign-up details will be made known from December 2006 by the operators..."




This section commenced on 21 Apr 2005.