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Singtel has announced the launch of Singapore’s first 5G-enabled smart retail showcase to help enterprises adopt digital solutions to meet changing retail consumer demands.

Designed to look like a real store, the showcase will feature technology solutions from Apple’s enterprise partners that help enhance retail workflows, improve operational efficiencies and create a great customer experience, which retailers can explore.

Dennis Wong, vice president, enterprise 5G and platforms, Singtel, said, “The pandemic has motivated retailers to become more innovative in engaging with customers, both online and through physical in-store experiences, driving retail enterprises to seek technology solutions to remain relevant and profitable. Retailers also continue to face common issues like figuring out how to attract customers with unique and personalised shopping experiences, increase customer engagement and retention and improve productivity in a tight labour market, among others. With this showcase, enterprises can leverage Singtel’s high-speed connectivity and ultra-low latency 5G network and multi-edge computing (MEC) solutions like Paragon, Apple products and partner technologies to explore innovative solutions that they can apply in their physical or online stores to help them differentiate themselves from the competition and grow their business in a digital economy.”

For a start, the showcase will feature technology from six solution providers: SFX Corporation, Dabton, Matterport, Zühlke, Scandit and Eleos. These partner solutions will leverage Apple products and software to deliver easy-to-use solutions, utilizing powerful built-in features like machine learning and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) to unlock new digital capabilities at scale.

The solutions will be deployed through the latest line-up of Apple products, including the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone SE, iPad Pro and iPad mini, which offer best-in-class performance and all-day battery life to ensure minimal downtime during store hours.

Together with Singtel’s ultra-fast 5G network, business customers will be able to deploy retail applications for computational photography, spatial measurement and real-time operations monitoring to achieve their business transformation goals.

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