Singapore - Mobile Market Development to 2009


This is an archived report. It was archived in December 2009 and has not been updated. The mobile market in Singapore has been characterised by its energy and innovation. Even when growth appeared to have slowed somewhat, there was still considerable effort going into value-added products and services. The market initially approached the launch of 3G with a degree of caution. As the licences were issued and the networks rolled out, some of the major operators and, to some extent, the government were circumspect about the prospect of next generation of mobiles. However, once the networks were launched and the customers starting signing up (reaching 2.5 million out of a total mobile subscriber base of 6.3 million by early 2009), there was a marked lift in enthusiasm for 3G. This report looks at the development of Singapore’s mobile market from various viewpoints.

Note: For up to date information on Singapore’s mobile market, see separate reports:

  • HYPERLINK ""Singapore - Mobile Communications - Market Overview;
  •  HYPERLINK "" Singapore - Mobile Communications - Major Operators.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Overview of Singapore’s mobile market
  • 3. Regulatory issues
    • 3.1 Registration of prepaid services
    • 3.2 Tariffs
    • 3.3 Mobile-Party-Pays (MPP)
    • 3.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 3.5 Additional spectrum auction
  • 4. Mobile technologies
    • 4.1 CDMA
    • 4.2 Wired with Wireless Program
    • 4.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 4.3.1 Licensing
      • 4.3.2 Roll-out
      • 4.3.3 Launch and operations
      • 4.3.4 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
  • 5. Mobile data services
    • 5.1 Short Messaging Service (SMS)
    • 5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 5.3 i-mode
    • 5.4 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
    • 5.5 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
    • 5.6 Location-based services
    • 5.7 Mobile broadband
    • 5.8 Other developments
  • 6. Related reports

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Number of pages 15

Status Archived

Last updated 11 Jan 2010
Update History

Analyst: Peter Evans

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