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Singapore - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Singapore - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Singapore's mobile market has displayed slow growth over the last few years due to a highly mature market. Singapore's mobile market remains highly competitive and operators have moved to a customer satisfaction and retention phase by offering value-added services as the market has matured. However very slow growth is also predicted over the next five years to 2023, as there is little room for further growth in a highly saturated market.

Competition is now heating up in Singapore's mobile market with a fourth provider Australian telco TPG Telecom launching mobile services. Also, local ISP MyRepublic launched its mobile services via an MNVO arrangement in partnership with mobile operator Starhub. This is likely to see increased pressure on SingTel, Starhub and M1, potentially triggering another price war

Singapore saw strong growth in mobile broadband penetration up to 2013, however since then growth has been slow due to a mature and saturated mobile market. A significant proportion of the population now have more than one mobile broadband account. Very slow growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G and 5G networks.

A number of leading mobile operators in Asian countries including South Korea, Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are moving down the path towards launch full 5G services. Leading mobile operators are developing new services and applications within a 5G ecosystem', in readiness for this launch by deploying key pre-5G technologies including carrier aggregation (CA), 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) and Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT).

Key developments:

Competition is heating up with a fourth provider TPG Telecom launching mobile services.

Local ISP MyRepublic launched its mobile services via an MNVO arrangement in partnership with mobile operator Starhub.

Singtel successfully tested fifth-generation mobile technology, as part of Singapore's push to become a connected society'.

Companies mentioned in this report:

SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1), TPG (Telecom), MyRepublic


1. Synopsis
2. Market Overview and analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
3.2 Mobile data
3.3 Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
4. Regulatory Issues
4.1 Spectrum Auctions 2017
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 5G
5.2 4G
5.3 3G
5.4 2G
5.5 VoLTE
5.6 VoWiFi
5.7 HetNet
5.8 Radio Dot System
5.9 Lampsite Trials
5.10 Satellite mobile
5.11 Light Fidelity (Li-Fi)
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Overview operating statistics
6.2 Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
6.2.1 Overview
6.2.2 Statistics
6.2.3 3G / 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
6.2.4 Development of products and services
6.3 StarHub
6.3.1 Overview
6.3.2 Statistics
6.3.3 Network developments
6.4 MobileOne (M1)
6.4.1 Overview
6.4.2 Statistics
6.4.3 Network development
6.5 TPG Telecom
6.6 MyRepublic
6.7 MNVOs
6.8 Overview
6.9 MyRepublic
6.10 Zero Mobile
6.11 Liberty Wireless
6.12 Zero1
6.13 Circles.Life
6.14 Blue Wireless
7. Related reports
Table 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 1997 - 2023
Table 2 Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G, prepaid, postpaid (millions) 2012 - 2017
Table 3 Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G (millions) 2012 - 2017
Table 4 Mobile Subscribers market share by 2G, 3G, 4G 2012 - 2017
Table 5 Historic - 3G mobile subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 6 - ARPU postpaid and prepaid by mobile operator 2014 - 2018
Table 7 Historic - Overall mobile services ARPU 2002 - 2015
Table 8 Total SMS messages per month 2004 - 2017
Table 9 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Table 10 Singapore mobile operators and systems
Table 11 Mobile Subscribers by Operator (millions) 2000 - 2018
Table 12 Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator 2000 - 2018
Table 13 SingTel Singapore market Key Financial Statistics 2014 - 2018
Table 14 SingTel Singapore market key operational subscriber (millions) 2013 - 2018
Table 15 SingTel - mobile subscribers 1998 - 2018
Table 16 SingTel - 4G mobile subscribers 2014 - 2018
Table 17 SingTel ARPU for mobile services postpaid, prepaid, blended 2003 - 2018
Table 18 StarHub Key Financial Statistics 2014 - 2017
Table 19 StarHub operating revenue and capital expenditure 2008 - 2017
Table 20 Historic - StarHub Operating revenue ($thousands) by market segment 2014 - 2017
Table 21 StarHub mobile subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 22 StarHub ARPU for mobile services postpaid and prepaid 2003 - 2018
Table 23 MobileOne - mobile subscribers 1998 - 2018
Table 24 MobileOne ARPU for mobile services postpaid and prepaid 2015 - 2018
Table 25 Mobile One operating revenue, capital expenditure and EBITDA 2008 - 2017
Chart 1 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Chart 2 Mobile Subscribers Market Share by 2G, 3G, 4G subscribers 2012 - 2017
Chart 3 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Chart 4 Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator 2000 - 2018
Exhibit 1 Historic - Third Generation (3G) licensees, spectrum and vendors
Exhibit 2 SingTel's regional subsidiaries and shareholdings
Exhibit 3 Major shareholders in StarHub

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