Singapore’s IMDA to Run a Manufacturing 5G Trial with the Help of IBM, Samsung, and M1

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By Michael Larner | 2Q 2020 | IN-5849


Manufacturing Trial Is Part of IMDA's $40 Million Program


Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), IBM, Samsung, and M1 will be running a smart manufacturing trial starting in June 2020. The trial involves developing, testing, and benchmarking 5G-enabled solutions in order to demonstrate how 5G networks enhance Industry 4.0 technologies. The trial will receive some of the S$40 million Research and Development (R&D) fund that IMDA made available with the aim of developing the country’s digital infrastructure, complementing Singapore’s Smart Nation and Digital Economy endeavors.

Solutions will focus on how 5G networks can help manufacturers increase production, service, and/or quality control. The aim is for the solutions to become commercially available by the end of 2020, and IMDA will share the trial’s findings with local businesses.

IBM will be leading the implementation and testing of the solutions, calling upon its expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), edge, and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, as well as network architect…

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