M1, Keppel DC to Power Singapore Museums Transform with 5G & Edge Computing
M1 and AsiaPac Technology (AsiaPac), a wholly-owned subsidiary of M1, together with Keppel Data Centers (Keppel DC), have announced that they are working together to provide 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity and edge computing solutions to the National Museum of Singapore and Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG).
This is part of a wider initiative by the National Heritage Board (NHB) to progressively roll out 5G technology to the rest of its national museums and heritage institutions across Singapore.
M1’s ultra-high bandwidth, low latency and hyper-connectivity open up possibilities for museums and curators to attract and engage new audiences in innovative ways, including adding new layers of interactivity and immersion to enrich the museum experience.
Using the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) infrastructure deployed from Keppel DC’s world-class data center assembly, each touch point will also be an immediate source of data for museums to better curate and curate exhibitions personalized. From Augmented Reality (AR) to Virtual Reality (VR) artworks to 3D holographic exhibits and 4K ultra-high definition remote video tours, museums will now be able to offer hyper-personalized experiences with greater engagement.
Manjot Singh Mann, Chief Executive Officer, M1
5G is fast becoming the global standard for mobile communications and its potential is limitless. Together with edge computing, it is able to power sophisticated applications and deliver high-definition audiovisual experiences in real time for museums to modernize cultural attractions. Importantly, 5G innovations allow museums and heritage institutions to reimagine the role they can play in preserving and bringing history to life. M1 and AsiaPac, along with Keppel DC, are proud to partner with the National Heritage Board to usher in a new era of interactivity for their museums.
Mohamed Hardi, Director, Information Technology Division and Chief Information Officer, NHB
We are pleased to work with M1 to help transform the museum experience for visitors. With advanced technology such as 5G, artificial intelligence and edge computing, we can now offer new and interactive ways for the public to experience our exhibitions in person. We look forward to continuing to innovate and bring technology-powered experiences to more in the future. The use of 5G within the Singapore heritage sector will contribute to Singapore being a hyper-connected city, and to its goal of being a smart nation.