The Minister of Communications and Information in Singapore, Yi Huaren, announced this week that the country will invest $40 million Singapore dollars (∼$30 million) to develop 5G. For the 5G option, Yi Huaren said that he would not take a specific position on any supplier, which means that Singapore will not comply with the US requirements to exclude China’s Huawei from the 5G construction. Although, recent information suggests that the US has relaxed the ban on Huawei and the Chinese company can now do business with American companies.
Mr. Yi delivered the speech at the Singapore Innovation and Technology Exhibition. The 5G development policy stance of the country will focus on maritime, urban management, intelligent property management, intelligent manufacturing, government and consumers alike.
As we all know, the United States is blocking Huawei on a global scale and exerting pressure on its allies to block Huawei. However, except for a few countries such as Germany, France, Australia, Canada, and others have not clearly stated their intention to block Huawei. Singapore’s attitude towards Huawei is also the same. Yi Huaren said that Singapore will not take any specific position on suppliers when choosing 5G suppliers, but Singapore requires all suppliers to meet the safety standards set by the government.