SINGAPORE (June 27): Singapore wants to test out its 5G potential with a starting budget of $40 million that will be distributed over a year, with telco operators Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) and M1 among the first appointed to run pilots on the next generation high-speed mobile internet.

Unveiling the nation’s 5G plan at the fifth annual Innovfest Unbound event on Thursday, Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran says the Republic has identified six clusters for 5G applications that can generate the most global export value: maritime sector, urban mobility, smart estates, manufacturing, as well as government and consumer applications.

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