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SingTel to boost 3G, 4G signals in basement carparks, public places |
SingTel is boosting mobile signals in the basement and offices of 20 buildings in the next three to four months to put an end to 3G connection problems. The exercise of an undisclosed investment is an extension of the telco's $150 million 3G and 4G upgrade efforts completed in April this year.
Specifically, the basements and some levels in several buildings in Changi Business Park will be installed with small cells technology, which are smaller and quicker to install than conventional base stations and radio network equipment. For instance, it will take only days instead of months to install small cells equipment.
SingTel will also install small cells solution to enhance its network capacity in public areas like Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, which tend to be crowded during events like the annual Subaru Challenge or Christmas celebrations.
Mr Tay Yeow Lian, SingTel's vice-president of mobile core engineering, said that the upgrade will improve mobile surfing speed by 20 per cent even when the network is congested. "The chances of encountering a dropped call at these packed locations will also be reduced by as much as 40 per cent," :
Posted on : 2013-12-11
Little India riot: 24 brought to court to face charges |
Twenty-four people allegedly involved in last Sunday's riot in Little India have been brought to court to face charges on Tuesday morning.
The police said two more people have been released after investigations showed they were not involved in the riot.
The other two are an Indian national and a Singapore permanent resident. This means those who are likely to face charges of rioting are all Indian nationals.
The police had earlier rounded up 28 people, but found that two Bangladeshis in the group were not involved in the riot.
Posted on : 2013-12-10
Singapore likely to have wettest December in recent years |
This month could be the wettest December here in several years. The amount of rain recorded for the first four days of this month is already about half that seen for the full month in 2011 and last year.
About 164mm of rain came down between Sunday and Wednesday, compared with about 285mm for December 2011 and 363mm for December last year.
The heaviest rainfall ever recorded for December was 766mm in 2006.
The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) predicted in October that the rainfall for this month and next could exceed the long-term averages of about 298mm for December and 243mm for January by up to 20 per cent
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/singapore-likely-have-wettest-december-recent-years-20131207
Posted on : 2013-12-07
Singapore Prime Minister hails Mandela as an inspiration to millions |
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela on Friday morning, hailing the anti-apartheid icon as an inspiration to millions.
"Rest in peace #Mandela. You inspired millions with your humanity, courage, and lifelong fight for freedom," wrote Mr Lee on Facebook and Twitter.
Mr Mandela, a former South African president, died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on early Friday morning, Singapore time, after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95.
He was jailed for 27 years for his opposition to white minority rule in South Africa, a struggle which made him one of 20th century's most famous and beloved global icons.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/singapore-prime-minister-hails-mandela-inspiration-millions-20131206
Posted on : 2013-12-06
Orchard Road no longer a dengue hot spot |
Orchard Road is no longer a dengue hot spot, after having been classified as a high-risk red zone for more than a month.
The cluster was deemed closed yesterday, as no new cases had been reported in the past two weeks.
To date, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has checked more than 200 residences and 20 buildings in the area in an attempt to stem the spread of dengue.
The source of the epidemic was the Orchard Gateway construction site, where 54 dengue cases were reported.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/orchard-road-no-longer-dengue-hot-spot-20131205
Posted on : 2013-12-05