To ensure that Singapore stays ahead of the technology innovation and adoption curve, IDA constantly monitors the infocomm landscape and charts the way forward for the country through our infocomm masterplans and technology roadmaps.
To create a pro-consumer and pro-business infocomm environment, IDA formulates infocomm-related policies, standards, codes of practice and advisory guidelines aimed at leveling the playing field for infocomm service providers and empowering consumers and businesses with more choices.
IDA plays an active role in developing Singapore’s pool of globally-competitive infocomm talent and an infocomm-savvy workforce. We are also focused on driving consumer education initiatives, ensuring digital inclusion and supporting the effective use of infocomm in community outreach efforts.
IDA's national role is to identify and facilitate the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance Singapore's competitiveness and to drive economic growth.
IDA aims to create a vibrant startup ecosystem, spur the inorganic growth of the industry and deliver manpower development programmes to meet the needs of the ICT sector.
This series of technical meetings will see about 150 participants from 14 ITU member states and 36 organisations congregating in Singapore for the first time to discuss the development of global IoT standards.
Analysis & Opinions
27 January 2016
IDA is embarking on a trial to explore how a new standard for Over-The-Air Subscription Management (OTA SM) can enable embedded SIM (eSIM) chips in IOT devices to switch between different mobile network operators.
11 December 2015
Award-winning monitoring system allows caregivers to receive immediate, verifiable alerts in the event of a fall, without intruding on the privacy of the elderly.
11 February 2016
The recent EmTech Asia conference gave us a glimpse of the future of robotics and bionics.
10 February 2016
Find out more about the data science initiatives that IDA is championing to serve the public.
29 January 2016
Find out what happens at a fun and educational technology bootcamp for seniors.
Infocomm Media 2025 sets out to create a globally competitive infocomm media ecosystem that enables and complements Singapore’s Smart Nation vision.
At the recent Emtech Asia conference, IDA EDC Steve Leonard shares on why Singapore's Smart Nation vision can contribute to solutions for global problems.
The North East Eldersurf Intergen Bootcamp co-organised by IDA helped 450 seniors to pick computer and Internet skills, along with online banking knowledge.
IDA will be restructured into the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organisation (GTO).
Discover the innovative ways in which Singapore tech companies can help transform SMEs, courtesy of the 18th Infocomm Commerce Conference and SME Expo — organised by SCCCI, and co-organised by Lianhe Zaobao and IDA.
Analysis & Opinions
17 December 2015
Contactless payments are surging in popularity, and a new wearable is joining the lineup: the wristband.
28 December 2015
LTE is evolving to support IOT and applications that require mission-critical communications such as public safety, remote machine control and self-driving cars.