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Getting Started in the Infocomm Industry

If you are keen on starting a business in the industry, you will need to know a number of requirements.

A. Apply For Licences & Permits

Depending on the type of business or service you provide, you may require a licence. These include:

  • Providing TV & cable broadcasting
  • Using music, musical recordings
  • Film distribution & exhibition
  • Internet content
  • Sales of IT & telecommunications equipment
  • Print publishing

For more information on business licences and permits, please visit the business licensing portal, LicenceOne.

You may also get more information from the relevant Government agencies, the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA).

B. Learn More About Laws & Regulations

Be sure to find out more about the laws and regulations that apply to each sub-sector.

  • Broadcasting
  • Film & video (e.g. content standards, classification and advertising code)
  • Internet & e-Commerce (e.g. copyright, domain names, personal data protection)
  • Print publishing (e.g. licencing of premises, regulation of content)
  • Telecommunications

If you would like more information, please go to the Business Guides on Legal Information.

Last Modified Date: 22 Nov 2017