Singapore - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
Singapore continues to maintain a strong positive outlook in the country's telecommunications sector. The island state has built a competitive telecoms market over the past three decades, aided by its geographical disposition and its excellent infrastructure. On the back of its increasingly sophisticated infrastructure, Singapore consistently appears among the top economies in the various global rankings for ICT development and performance.
Singapore has developed the status of a world leader in telecommunications through the building of a high quality and extremely progressive regulatory environment for the local telecommunications sector that has, in turn, generated a highly competitive market.
In its efforts to maintain Singapore's status as an ICT market leader, the government launched its plan for a nationwide fibre-based broadband network known as the Next Generation Broadband Network (NGNBN). The roll out and deployment of this national network in line with the government's strategy has effectively been completed and there is rapid take-up of fibre-based services.
Singapore has been working to shape itself into what it says will be the world's first Smart Nation' where data and analytics play a critical role in its society and economy. Smart Nation is Singapore's vision to tap into the potential of technology to improve the lives of citizens, create greater opportunities for business, and build a more anticipatory government.
This report takes a general look at the growth of the telecom sector in Singapore and how it has been assisted in its development by the government's strong commitment to deregulation of the industry. The report also provides an overview of Singapore's domestic and international infrastructure.
M1 began to deploy a next-generation SDN technology proof of concept for its cloud-based data center. Ericsson has been working with Singtel to prepare the carrier's 4G LTE network to support the growing demand in connected devices, and ultimately 5G The IDA began to develop the Smart Nation Platform (SNP) and initiatives that boost soft infrastructure. Data and analytics start to play a critical role in Singapore's Smart Nation initiative; IDA has provided about S$20 million worth of project opportunities for Singapore-based tech firms. Singapore government agencies are engaged in a project to develop Virtual Singapore. SingTel announced that it would roll out next generation Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology on its FttH network.
Companies mentioned in this report:
SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1), Telekom Malaysia (Axiata).