M1 and AsiaPac advance 5G agenda for Singapore’s National Heritage Board
M1 and its subsidiary AsiaPac Technology will provide 5G standalone (SA) connectivity and edge computing solutions to the National Museum of Singapore and Children’s Museum Singapore.
The project is part of a wider initiative by the city-state’s National Heritage Board to progressively roll out 5G technology to the rest of its national museums and heritage institutions across the country.
According to M1, its bandwidth, low latency and hyperconnectivity will enable museums and curators to “attract and engage” new audiences by adding layers of interactivity and immersion to enrich the museum experience.
“We are delighted to be working 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,” said Mohamed Hardi, director of Information Technology Department and CIO at NHB.
“We look forward to continuing to innovate and bring technology-driven 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.
Within the collaboration, Keppel DC’s multi-access edge computing (MEC) infrastructure, deployed from its data centers, will allow each touchpoint to be an immediate source of data for museums to better curate and personalize exhibitions.
Aiming to increase engagement, some of the hyper-personalized experiences that museums will be able to offer include augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) artworks, 3D holographic exhibits and 4K ultra-high-definition remote video tours.
“5G is fast becoming the global standard for mobile communications and its potential is limitless,” added Manjot Singh Mann, CEO of M1. “Together with edge computing, it is capable of powering sophisticated applications and delivering high-definition audiovisual experiences in real-time for museums to modernize cultural attractions.
“Importantly, 5G innovations are enabling museums and heritage institutions to reimagine the role they can play in preserving history and bringing it to life. M1 and AsiaPac, together with Keppel DC, are proud to partner with the National Heritage Board to work together to usher in a new era of interactivity for their museums.”
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