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

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Last updated: 6 Aug 2019 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 50

Synopsis

Singapore has developed the status of a world leader in telecommunications through the building of a high-quality network and an extremely progressive regulatory environment for the local telecommunications sector.

The Next Generation Broadband Network (NGNBN) roll out and deployment in Singapore has effectively been completed and there continues 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.

Singapore’s smart nation projects now include smart sensor networks for water and air, smart logistics that enable interoperability standards throughout the supply chain, and smart sensors in the homes of the elderly or chronically ill.

Singapore has developed to become a regional data centre hub for large enterprises across a range of industries. The diversity and number of local and international cloud providers entering Singapore data centres has significantly increased over the last three to five years.

Infocomm Media 2025 is an integrated plan to guide the development of Singapore’s infocomm media sectors over the next 10 years. Singtel via partnerships has spearheaded research and development efforts in emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotics and the Internet of Things.

Singtel launched its FutureNow Innovation Centre (FIC) to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation. The FIC is a key innovation platform, designed to support the Government’s Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) focusing on Singapore’s six key industry clusters.

Key developments:

  • Multimedia content providers are driving strong demand for data centre storage in Singapore.
  • StarHub signed a MoU to co-develop and launch commercial IoT applications/services.
  • The diversity of cloud providers entering Singapore data centres has significantly increased over the last three to five years.

Companies mentioned in this report:

SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1).

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