THE SMART NA­TION PLAT­FORM (SNP)

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SNP will an­chor around three key ar­eas of “Con­nect, Col­lect and Com­pre­hend.”

The first phase of the SNP which fo­cuses on “Con­nect” and “Col­lect” is ex­pected to be avail­able by 2015. In ad­di­tion to the cur­rent con­nec­tiv­ity in­fra­struc­ture that is in place - NBN and Wire­less@SG, Sin­ga­pore is also seek­ing to ex­tend con­nec­tiv­ity through the pro­gres­sive de­ploy­ment of Above Ground (AG) Boxes and tech­nolo­gies from a Het­ero­ge­neous Net­work (HetNet). AG Boxes will pro­vide a ready-built com­mon in­fra­struc­ture for sen­sor de­ploy­ment by sup­ply­ing points to ac­cess fi­bre-op­tics con­nec­tiv­ity and power. This re­duces the need for un­nec­es­sary ground­work, thereby re­duc­ing de­ploy­ment time and cost. The tar­get is to in­stall these AG Boxes in com­mon out­door ar­eas where there is de­mand for sen­sor-based tech­nolo­gies. These places in­clude bus stops, parks and traf­fic junc­tions. HetNet is ex­pected to al­low for more op­ti­mal use of wire­less spec­trum by al­low­ing de­vices to switch seam­lessly be­tween var­i­ous types of wire­less net­works.

The AG Boxes were so de­signed that they en­velop the traf­fic or

elec­tric poles. These boxes were on dis­play at the IMBx stall.

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