An industrial revolution: Solving rooftop access control solutions for Telcos in Singapore. A step towards Singapore’s smart nation initiative.
A population of 5.6 million, with estimated 4.83 million smartphone users, more than 82% internet penetration; all within 721.5 km2. Singapore has become one of the most I.T. demanding nation with heavy investments on cashless payment systems, driverless cars, green energy etc. This requires reliable, fast and secure mobile network infrastructure to support all these innovations.
Unlike many countries, Singapore does not have abundant land space for base stations so most of these equipments are erected on the rooftops of residential buildings. According to an article published in 2017 (https://www.straitstimes.com/tech/telcos-want-roof-space-so-does-mediacorp) Telcos have to rent space and pay a high fee for an escorted security personnel per visit. In Dec 2018, to ensure Telcos can build its infrastructure to support the smart nation initiatives, the Government has introduced a new initiative to offer Telcos free rooftop space. This is good news for Telcos but will also lead to many questions on access control, since the residential rooftop is not just for Telcos but also for town management’s water-tank, lift rooms and other services.
Space sharing is an inevitable way to reach optimal space usage. To ensure that multiple businesses are able to track accountable individual on sites, it will require all stakeholders including building owners, Telcos, w