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

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

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.

Singapore has officially launched the new Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the body that replaces the Info-communications Development Authority (IDA) and Media Development Authority (MDA). The government is seeking to adapt its regulatory structure to better address the rapidly-changing and increasingly converged telecoms and media sectors.

Growth in number of fixed lines in Singapore has remained relatively stable over the period from 2012 to 2017. Growth in telecom services in Singapore is now dominated by the mobile segment. Penetration of fixed lines is expected to remain stable or drop slightly, in the period from 2018 to 2020.

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: 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.

Key developments:

Singapore has officially launched the new Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

Data and analytics start to play a critical role in Singapore's Smart Nation initiative;

Singapore government agencies are engaged in a project to develop Virtual Singapore.

Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G service offerings continue to expand rapidly.

Companies mentioned in this report:

SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1).


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
4.2.1 Background
4.3 Cyber Security
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 Internet-of-Things (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
7.3 Cyber Security Centre
7.4 Smart Meters
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2017
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017
Table 3 Broadband statistics 2017
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2017
Table 5 National telecommunications authorities
Table 6 Fixed-line subscribers and penetration 1998 - 2018
Table 7 Overview of fixed-line subscribers 2015 - 2017
Chart 1 Fixed line subscribers 2007 - 2018
Exhibit 1 Key historical regulatory and liberalisation developments
Exhibit 2 Structure of National Broadband Network
Exhibit 3 International submarine cable systems with landing points in Singapore

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