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 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.

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:

  • Google has begun working on a third facility in Singapore.
  • StarHub signed a MoU to co-develop and launch commercial IoT applications/services.
  • M1 launched the first commercial NB-IoT network in Southeast Asia.
  • Singtel launched its FutureNow Innovation Centre (FIC) to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation.

Companies mentioned in this report:

SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1).

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Telecommunications market

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regional Asian Market Comparison
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historic overview
    • Regulatory authority
      • Background
    • Cyber Security
  • Fixed network operators

    • Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
    • StarHub
    • PacNet
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN)
      • Overview
      • Background and Timeline
    • International infrastructure
      • Satellite networks
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Other developments
    • Specific IT developments
      • Data Centres
      • Data Centre Providers
  • Smart infrastructure

    • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
    • Smart Nation Platform
      • Overview
      • Singapore’s Safe City Test Bed initiative
      • Virtual Singapore
      • Infocomm Media 2025
    • Cyber Security Centre
    • Smart Meters
  • Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 3 – Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 4 –SingTel (Group) – Operating Revenue, EBITDA -2015 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Fixed Telephone Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Historic – Fixed Telephone Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 1998 – 2006
  • Table 7 – Overview of fixed-line subscribers – 2015 – 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 3 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 4 – Telecoms Maturity Index – South East Asia
  • Chart 5 – Fixed Telephone Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – South East Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 – Key historical regulatory and liberalisation developments
  • Exhibit 4 – Structure of National Broadband Network
  • Exhibit 5 – International submarine cable systems with landing points in Singapore

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Last updated 9 Aug 2018
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Analyst: Phil Harpur

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