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).
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'.
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