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Major Telecom Operators - Singapore


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1. Synopsis
2. The major operators
3. Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
3.1 Overview
3.2 Financials
3.3 Corporate structure and subsidiaries
3.3.1 Overview
3.3.2 Restructure - 2012
3.3.3 Temasek Holdings
3.3.4 Thailand
3.4 Statistics
3.4.1 Singapore
3.4.2 Regional
3.5 SingTel Mobile
3.5.1 Overview
3.5.2 3G strategy
3.5.3 Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
3.5.4 Development of products and services
3.6 Broadband services
3.6.1 Overview
3.6.2 Next Generation Broadband Network (NGNBN)
3.6.3 Long-term evolution (LTE)
3.7 IPTV
4. StarHub Pte Ltd
4.1 Overview
4.2 Corporate structure
4.2.1 StarHub/Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) merger
4.3 Operational statistics
4.4 Financials
4.5 Mobile services
4.5.1 Background
4.5.2 Operational developments
4.5.3 Network developments
4.5.4 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
4.6 Broadband services
4.6.1 Overview
4.6.2 NGNBN
4.7 Cable TV services
4.7.1 Overview
4.7.2 Background
4.7.3 Statistics
4.7.4 StarHub TV on mobile
5. MobileOne
5.1 Overview
5.2 Corporate structure
5.3 Operating statistics
5.4 Financials
5.5 Business strategies
5.6 Network development
5.6.1 3G upgrades
5.6.2 High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)
5.6.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
5.6.4 NGNBN
5.7 Other players
5.7.1 PacNet
5.7.2 Verizon
5.8 New players
5.8.1 MyRepublic
6. Related reports
Table 1 Singapore mobile operators by share of total mobile market March 2014
Table 2 SingTel Singapore market key operational subscriber statistics 2011; 2013 - 2014
Table 3 SingTel - mobile subscribers 1998 - 2014
Table 4 SingTel - 3G mobile subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 5 SingTel key operational statistics mobile postpaid and prepaid - March 2014
Table 6 SingTel ARPU - mobile services postpaid, prepaid, blended - 2012 - 2014
Table 7 SingTel ARPU for mobile services postpaid, prepaid, non-voice 2003 - 2013
Table 8 SingTel - fixed broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 9 SingTel's fibre-based broadband subscribers 2011 - 2014
Table 10 SingTel's mio TV subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 11 SingTel Group's mobile subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 12 SingTel's mobile subscribers by regional markets March 2014
Table 13 StarHub key operational statistics 2011 2013
Table 14 StarHub revenue and proportion of revenue by market segment 2013
Table 15 StarHub mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 16 StarHub 3G mobile subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 17 StarHub operating revenue and capital expenditure 2008 - 2013
Table 18 StarHub - key operational statistics mobile postpaid and prepaid March 2013
Table 19 StarHub - key operational statistics mobile postpaid and prepaid March 2014
Table 20 StarHub ARPU for mobile services postpaid and prepaid 2003 - 2014
Table 21 StarHub's fixed broadband subscribers 2003 - 2014
Table 22 StarHub ARPU for broadband services 2006 - 2014
Table 23 StarHub cable TV subscribers 1996 - 2014
Table 24 StarHub cable TV ARPU 2003 - 2014
Table 25 MobileOne - mobile subscribers 1998 - 2014
Table 26 MobileOne 3G subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 27 Mobile One Fixed (fibre) subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 28 Mobile One operating revenue and capital expenditure 2008 - 2014
Table 29 Mobile One mobile subscribers, market share and ARPU March 2013
Table 30 Mobile One mobile subscribers, market share and ARPU March 2014
Table 31 MobileOne ARPU for mobile services postpaid and prepaid 2002 - 2014
Table 32 Mobile One ARPU - fixed (fibre) services 2012 - 2014
Chart 1 - SingTel - Singapore market - key operational subscribers March 2011,March 2013 and March 2014
Chart 2 - SingTel Mobile - ARPU for mobile services - 2003-2014
Chart 3 - StarHub - key operational statistics - 2011-2013
Chart 4 - StarHub - operating revenue contribution by market - 2013
Chart 5 - StarHub - ARPU for mobile services - 2003-2014
Chart 6 - MobileOne - ARPU for mobile services - 2002-2014
Exhibit 1 Major shareholders in SingTel May 2013
Exhibit 2 SingTel's regional subsidiaries and shareholdings March 2014
Exhibit 3 Major shareholders in StarHub February 2014
Exhibit 4 Major shareholders in Mobile One February 2014

Singapore - Major Telecom Operators

More than 600 telecommunications licences have been awarded by Singapore's telecom regulator, the Infocomm Development Authority; around 5% of these come under the facilities-based operator category. The boom in licensing over the last decade has been the result of a hugely liberalised market and government policy that has strongly supported a progressive regulatory regime.

The dominant players in the market are, of course, the mobile operators with their massive subscriber bases and revenues, combined with blanket coverage. By early 2014 the number of mobile subscribers had reached almost 8.5 million (with 3G/4G subscribers making up more than 95% of the total) and an overall mobile penetration rate of more than 155%. Of the three big mobile operators SingTel, Mobile One and StarHub two (SingTel and StarHub) are full service operators and consequently are involved in a wide range of telecom services, including fixed line and fixed broadband. Following the launch of the NGNBN Mobile One has also moved into the fixed broadband market. Although there is competition in the fixed-line telephony market, SingTel continues to dominate with more than 90% of fixed subscribers. Despite the huge presence of the three big players in the Singapore telecom market, the many smaller operators are playing a vital part in increasing competition and also make a valuable contribution to the creative side of the market.

This report takes a look at the major operators in Singapore's dynamic, constantly changing telecoms environment. Despite a much more competitive market, incumbent SingTel has remained a formidable player; the company has been busy developing new strategies, including regional expansion, as it adapts to the changing nature of the business.

Key developments:

SingTel announced major corporate restructure; SingTel, M1 and StarHub all launched commercial LTE (4G) networks; smartphones playing key role in marketing strategies of the major mobile operators; MobileOne has positioned itself for offering services on the new NGNBN.

Companies covered in this report include:

SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1), PacNet, Temasek; MyRepublic.


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