Singtel Spurs Smart Living Journey for Consumers in Singapore
Singapore, 8 January 2016 – Singtel is putting the Singapore consumer at the center of its smart cities initiative for the first time with the development of innovative solutions for smart living.
Integrated solutions from Singtel’s Consumer arm will help consumers live better by managing anything from their homes and vehicles to family health and safety.
The Smart Living Solutions are premised on three key areas:
- Home automation and safety – allowing seamless connectivity and control of locks, cameras and appliances in the home
- Health and elderly monitoring – measuring elderly activities, tracking personal health data through connected health devices like blood pressure monitor, glucometer, pulse oximeter, thermometer and weighing scale
- Connected cars – providing driving analytics, basic maintenance information, vehicle diagnostics and receiving real-time information on traffic conditions
Singtel's Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Singapore, Mr Yuen Kuan Moon said, "This is an exciting time for us. As Singapore becomes a Smart Nation, we hope to help Singaporeans live better by empowering them to live more comfortably and safely with our smart living solutions. We want to play a key role in smart, connected living and homes of the future through an intelligent open platform with a rich ecosystem of partners. We are in a unique position to do so with our extensive network infrastructure capabilities in info-communications, cyber security and analytics across the Group. The possibilities are limitless.”
Singtel is working with an ecosystem of partners, including Samsung and NCS, which recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singtel to collaborate on smart home solutions for the Singapore market.
Mr Yong Sung Jeon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Asia Headquarters, Samsung Electronics elaborated, “This is an exciting journey in bringing to fruition, Singapore's vision of being a Smart Nation by enabling IoT in our homes. Our partnership with Singtel and NCS is synergistic, dynamic and most importantly built on a shared vision. Together we will grow an open IoT ecosystem in Singapore.”
Singtel’s Smart Living Solutions kicks off Singtel’s smart living journey designed to help further Singapore’s ambitions to be a Smart Nation. Field trials and solutions will be rolled out progressively from early 2016.