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Singapore - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


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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.

Key developments:

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).


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historic overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Recent Developments
4.3.1 Cyber Security Agency (CSA)
4.3.2 Potential Restructure of IDA
5. Fixed network operators
5.1 Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
5.2 StarHub
5.3 PacNet
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
6.2 The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN)
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Latest Developments
6.2.3 Structure of Singapore's national broadband network
6.2.4 Background and Timeline
6.3 International infrastructure
6.3.1 Satellite networks
6.3.2 Submarine cable networks
6.3.3 Other developments
6.4 Specific IT developments
6.4.1 Data Centres
6.4.2 Data Centre Providers
6.4.3 Cloud Computing
7. Smart infrastructure
7.1 M2M/IoT
7.2 Smart Nation Platform
7.2.1 Overview
7.2.2 Singapore's Safe City Test Bed initiative
7.2.3 Virtual Singapore
7.2.4 Infocomm Media 2025
7.2.5 ICT Tenders Focusing on Digital Services
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2016
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016
Table 3 Broadband statistics 2016
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2016
Table 5 National telecommunications authorities
Table 6 Fixed-line versus mobile growth subscribers and penetration 1998 - 2016
Table 7 Overview of fixed-line subscribers 2015 - 2016
Exhibit 1 Key regulatory and liberalisation developments 2005 - 2014
Exhibit 2 Structure of National Broadband Network
Exhibit 3 International submarine cable systems with landing points in Singapore

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