Singapore museums to deliver immersive experience with M1 5G connectivity

M1, its subsidiary AsiaPac Technology and Keppel Data Centres Holding (Keppel DC) are collaborating to provide 5G standalone connectivity and edge computing solutions to the National Museum of Singapore and Children’s Museum Singapore.

This is part of a wider initiative by the National Heritage Board (NHB) to progressively roll out 5G for the rest of its national museums and heritage institutions in Singapore.

With 5G, museums can attract and engage new audiences in an innovative manner, including adding new layers of interactivity and immersiveness to enrich the experience.

Leveraging the Multi-Access Edge Computing infrastructure from Keppel DC, every touchpoint would also be an immediate source of data for museums to better curate and personalise exhibits.

From augmented reality and virtual reality artworks to 3D holographic displays and 4K ultra high-definition remote video tours, museums will be able to offer hyper-personalised experiences with greater engagement.

“Importantly, 5G innovations allow museums and heritage institutions to reimagine the role they can play in preserving history and bringing it to life,” said Manjot Singh Mann, Chief Executive Officer of M1.

“We look forward to continue to innovate and bring tech-powered experiences to more in the future. The use of 5G within the Singapore heritage sector will contribute to Singapore being a hyperconnected city, and to its goal towards being a Smart Nation,” said Mohamed Hardi, Director of Information Technology Division and Chief Information Officer of NHB.

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