Updated: 04/23/2014 01:07

IDA Seeks Views on Spectrum Allocation and Proposals to Enhance Vibrancy of Mobile Market



IDA Seeks Views on Spectrum Allocation and Proposals to Enhance Vibrancy of Mobile Market

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, IDA, is seeking views on proposals to enhance the vibrancy of the mobile market. 

It says with increasing demand for mobile data services, the optimal use of scarce spectrum resources is important to ensure continued investment, growth and innovation in the mobile sector. 

Several spectrum bands such as the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz bands have been identified for allocation for mobile broadband services such as 4G and services using more advanced technologies for example, the Long Term Evolution-Advanced, more commonly known as LTE-Advanced in the next few years. 

The spectrum allocation review will also take into consideration the Heterogeneous Network "HetNet", which is one of the ideas proposed as part of the Infocomm Media Masterplan. 

The network will allow for seamless access and consistent user experience across cellular, Wi-Fi, and small cell networks. 

IDA is also looking to facilitate the entry of Mobile Virtual Network Operators. 

It says the introduction of these operators can potentially offer consumers more choices of service providers, and may bring about greater vibrancy and competition in the mobile market.

The four-week long public consultation will end on the 20th of May.

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