Singapore’s drive to become a truly smart city is being assisted by ATDI.
The city-state’s spectrum regulator, IMDA, is part of a coordinated effort to connect and, where appropriate, remotely control local infrastructure. For instance, city authorities are examining the feasibility of smart street lights and some city planners are considering how to incorporate smart city concepts into new buildings.
IMDA is overseeing the radio planning, modeling and spectrum management for all the connected systems and is relying on ATDI’s assistance to do so. IMDA has benefitted from ATDI’s consultancy services for the last seven years and has recently extended that relationship with a new contract.
“It’s very exciting times in Singapore,” says ATDI spectrum engineer Yahya Khaled, “and ATDI is involved with IMDA in studies of the propagation aspects of different technologies such as LoRa, NB-IoT and WiSUN. ATDI’s new planning and modeling software tool, ICS telecom EV, has been invaluable in that.
“With the density of population and of services in Singapore, spectrum co-existence is a big issue. ATDI’s partnership with IMDA means we have plenty of experience in working together to overcome interference problems – and with the new contract taking our relationship into the future, we will continue to do so as Singapore becomes ever smarter.”