Singapore - Fixed Broadband Market, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
Singapore has earned the title of the intelligent island' after years of hard work, achieving high world rankings in most categories of technical advancement. The government's vision for this began with its Singapore One' project, in what was the world's first nationwide broadband network. This was carried through into the future with the progressive implementation of another government initiative, the iN2015' Master Plan.
Apart from the excellent infrastructure available to support broadband services, the administration and the operators have put a major effort into expanding these services and increasing the ease of access, one such initiative being the Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure and the related Next Generation National Broadband Network. By 2016 fibre-based services had become the focus of the providers.
By mid-2016 the number of broadband subscribers in Singapore had reached 12.1 million and that for a country of just over 5 million people. Of the total subscriber base around 10.65 million were using wireless broadband by that stage. The rest were shared between Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable modem platforms plus the rapidly expanding fibre-based services.
Slow growth is predicted over the next two years in a mature and saturated market. Both wireless broadband and optical fibre broadband will be continue to be the fastest growing broadband segments.
Data and analytics will play a critical role in Singapore's Smart Nation initiative. One of the initiatives is the government's data-as-a-service (DaaS) pilot that addresses the challenge of discovering datasets in the private sector through a federated approach.
Singtel announced plans to launch Singapore's first full commercial voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) service in August 2016, following successful HetNet trials carried out in conjunction with IDA.
Slow growth is predicted over the next two years in a mature and saturated market. Both wireless broadband and optical fibre broadband will be continue to be the fastest growing broadband segments. Data and analytics start to play a critical role in Singapore's Smart Nation initiative; the number of fibre-based broadband services had grown rapidly in 2016 and this will continue into 2017 and 2018 both DSL and cable modem broadband were experiencing declining subscriber numbers; increased activity in cloud computing segment driven local by data centre expansion; Data and analytics start to play a critical role in Singapore's Smart Nation initiative;
Key Companies mentioned in this report: SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1), MyRepublic,