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Singapore - Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market, Regulatory and Infrastructure Overview

  • ID: 1802007
  • Report
  • December 2014
  • Region: Singapore
  • 19 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Singapore continues to maintain a strong positive outlook in the country's telecommunications sector. The island state has built a competitive telecoms market over the past three decades, aided by its geographical disposition and its excellent infrastructure. It was one of the first countries in the world to have a fully digital telephone network. The World Economic Forum has described Singapore as Asia's most connected country', noting that it was leading the region in terms of ICT development. By 2014 mobile penetration had reached 155% milestone. The mix' of services was rapidly changing, with 2G having almost disappeared, 3G numbers were already in decline as the newly launched Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G service offerings were expanding rapidly. 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 known as 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. This report takes a general look at the growth of the telecom sector in Singapore and how it has been assisted in its development by the government's strong commitment to deregulation of the industry. The report also provides an overview of Singapore's domestic and international infrastructure.

Key Developments:

the IDA issues a regulation reducing the maximum number of SIMs allowed per person from ten to three;
mobile subscriber numbers suffer a correction' as a result, with the number of prepaid subscribers dropping during 2014;
as the IDA continues to promote cloud computing, SingTel wins IDA contracts to accelerate adoption;
the mobile operators having launched their 4G offerings, by August 2014 there were 2.8 million 4G subscribers;
a SingTel subsidiary takes over as the fibre network operator for the Next Gen NBN.

Companies covered in this report include:

SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1), Telekom Malaysia (Axiata).
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1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1 Background
3.2 Economy
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of Singapore's telecom market
4.2 Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015)
4.3 Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII)
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
5.2 The IDA's Smart Nation Platform'
5.3 Regulatory developments
5.3.1 Services standards
5.3.2 Service contracts
5.3.3 SingTel fined for service disruptions
5.3.4 Changes to Telecom Competition Code
5.3.5 Consumer protection regulations
5.3.6 Online scams
5.3.7 Do-not-call register
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 Overview
6.1.2 Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
6.2 Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure (Next Gen NII)
6.3 International infrastructure
6.3.1 Submarine cable networks
6.3.2 New submarine cable systems
6.3.3 Flag Telecom
6.3.4 Satellite networks
6.4 Infrastructure developments
6.4.1 International services
6.4.2 IP networks
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2014
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2013
Table 4 Broadband statistics August 2014
Table 5 Mobile statistics August 2014
Table 6 National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 Singapore's GDP real growth rate 2006 - 2015
Table 8 Fixed-line versus mobile growth subscribers and penetration 1998 - 2013
Table 9 Fixed lines in service and penetration 1998 - 2014
Table 10 Overview of fixed-line subscribers 2013
Chart 1 Fixed and mobile subscribers 2001 - 2013
Chart 2 - Fixed lines in service and penetration - 2000-2014
Exhibit 1 A snapshot of the Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) project
Exhibit 2 Key regulatory and liberalisation developments 2000 - 2014
Exhibit 3 International submarine cable systems with landing points in Singapore 2014
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MobileOne (M1)

Telekom Malaysia (Axiata).
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