The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) is Singapore’s all-fibre ultra-high-speed broadband network, a project under the Intelligent National 2015 (iN2015) masterplan by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), that is capable of delivering speeds of 1Gbps and above, to all homes, offices and schools to offer pervasive connectivity around Singapore. With such a network in place, Singaporeans will be able to enjoy a richer broadband experience with more choices and at more affordable prices. Businesses, large and small, will find it cheaper and easier to access ultra-high-speed broadband, and be able to use infocomm more extensively to boost productivity and competitiveness.
For more details and the latest announcements from IDA about Next Gen NBN, click here to visit their website.
Why Optical Fibre for Singapore’s
Next Generation Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN)?
Everyone appreciates speed in getting things done. You may not like long waiting times or queues at the bank or post office. This is the same for your online experience. You may have encountered long waiting times when downloading files, or jerky videos when watching movies online or even poor responsiveness when playing online games. Files are also getting larger as the need for more information or higher video resolutions increases rapidly over time. Low speed internet gives you a poor online experience and limits what you can do. In Singapore today, our home broadband network supports connection speeds up to 100Mbps. Although it is sufficient for some, it may not be adequate for many in the future as our need for speed grows.
Optical Fibre and communications at the speed of light
Optical Fibre network technology has been used throughout the world in the last 20 years to transmit large amounts of data and at high speeds from country to country, through undersea submarine cables. Optical Fibre cables are thin strands of glass, about the thickness of a human hair, that permit the transmission of data using light over longer distances and at higher connection speeds of 1 Gbps and above. OpenNet is installing such optical fibre technology in your home. That’s 100 times faster than what some of our current home internet connections are capable of ! With the use of optical fibre, a higher broadband speed can be delivered more efficiently and at a lower cost. All kinds of exciting new possibilities such as richer interactive online content, better home shopping experiences, viewing higher definition movies on-demand and much more in the future. Optical Fibre network technology is for the growing needs of tomorrow and is future proof.
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