IDA considers plans for new Wireless@SG interconnect, numbering regime

13 Jul 2007

Singapore’s telecoms watchdog the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has launched a consultation on a draft interconnect and numbering regime for providing voice services on the city-state’s planned wireless broadband network. Under Singapore’s Wireless@SG initiative, local operators SingTel, iCell and Qalanet are currently providing wireless broadband services in the 2.5GHz band and the IDA is keen to formalise interconnect and numbering arrangements to allow voice services to be offered too. The regulator says the new measures are needed to meet the shift away from legacy PSTN and wireless networks to a converged NGN platform. Despite raising awareness of the problem, the IDA has stopped short of actually categorising a new set of harmonised numbers with IP addresses.

Singapore, QMax Communications, Singtel Group