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The Singapore ONE: Universal Access to Broadband
Institution: Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore
Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Economic Development Board
Media Development Authority
Theme: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement, Institution and HR Management
Implementation Date: Jun 01, 1996
Summary: Launched in 1998, Singapore ONE is a collaborative effort between the government and the industry to enable the roll-out of a nationwide broadband infrastructure and encourage the development of interactive broadband multimedia applications and services accessible through this high-speed, high-capacity ATM backbone.

Singapore ONE was developed in three phases:
  • 1996-7: building of the infrastructure and key services; initial piloting and testing
  • 1998-2002: launch plus early adoption phase focused on developing an Interactive Broadband Multimedia (IBBMM) industry and building the level of advanced applications and services
  • 2002 onwards: propelling Singapore towards mass adoption; three key initiatives are aimed at the work environment, home environment and learning environment.

Singapore is the first in the world to have a nationwide broadband network. This network covers 99% of Singapore and is readily accessible in schools, offices, homes and public libraries.

With its open infrastructure, Singapore ONE allows everyone in Singapore to enjoy all the applications and services on the network via multiple access options such as ADSL, fibre, cable and wireless. Users can visit the Singapore ONE Webtop to experience the wide range of content such as entertainment, on-line shopping, government services, news and education.

Impact: Singapore ONE effectively influences the whole of the nation. Specific target groups are local businesses (many of them small businesses), citizens in their homes, and education establishments.

It achieved 950,000 users (approximately 25 per cent of the population) by early 2002 and continues to grow in penetration and usage. Singapore ONE could be regarded a national effort to keep Singapore at the forefront of modern ICT exploitation
Source: European TeleWork
Project Home URL: http://www.ida.gov.sg/idaweb/marketing/infopage.jsp?infopagecategory=factsheet:marketing&versionid=7&infopageid=I776
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