The 5G & Beyond (5G+) Programme started in mid-2020 and is intended to be a strategic R&D programme aiming to innovate and develop new technologies that contribute towards a more resilient and trusted 5G network, to support use cases in line with Singapore’s priorities in RIE 2025. The programme strives to impact the local economy in the advanced manufacturing and urban solutions industry sectors. Accordingly, we have several ongoing strategic R&D collaborations with local and foreign firms and other organisations to drive manufacturing and urban construction use-cases and applications for this exciting new technology.
By developing a reference architecture/design and integrating it (with AI) using a white-box approach, and building testbeds based on Open RAN and other parts of the open-source eco-system, we intend to spur the Singapore 5G ecosystem by adding our innovations on top of the normative standard; and eventually to go beyond 5G and continue onto R&D into future standards such as 6G and its corresponding applications.
The programme currently has the following sub-efforts within: