2019: A look back

TECHNOLOGY: Rolling out Singapore 5G networks - speed is of the essence

Scarcity of airwaves in the way of earlier nationwide reach; operators must meet security standards and provide 50% islandwide coverage by end-2022

Next year, Singapore will issue licences to operate up to four 5G networks, instead of the two initially planned for, as it takes bolder steps to embrace a technology believed to be crucial to the nation's economic growth.

All four networks can be rolled out by next year to provide spot