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Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Aug 2018

Category :

Telecommunications

No. of Pages : 86 Pages

Singapore’s Mobile Market Set for Heightened Competition
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.

The government launched its Next Generation National Broadband Network (NGNBN) over a decade ago and the rollout is now essentially complete. It is based on a combination of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and wireless networks. The NGNBN has continued to form the basis of the government’s broadband strategy and implementation.

Slow growth in the fixed broadband market is predicted over the next five years in a mature and saturated market. Optical fibre broadband also has seen strong growth as customers migrate to the NGNBN’s fibre network. xDSL on the other hand has seen a decrease in usage and cable modem broadband also has been experiencing declining subscriber numbers.

Singapore’s mobile market has displayed slow growth over the last few years due to a highly mature market. It remains highly competitive and operators have moved to a customer satisfaction and retention phase by offering value-added services as the market has matured. Very slow growth is also predicted over the next five years to 2023, due to the 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.

Key Developments

  • StarHub signed a MoU to co-develop and launch commercial IoT applications/services.
  • Singtel launched its FutureNow Innovation Centre (FIC) to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation.
  • Slow growth is predicted in the fixed broadband market to 2023 in a mature and saturated market.
  • Both wireless broadband and fibre broadband will continue to be the fastest growing broadband segments.
  • Both DSL and cable modem will continue to experience declining subscriber numbers.
  • 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.

Key companies mentioned in this report:

SingTel; StarHub, MobileOne (M1), MyRepublic, TPG (Telecom).

Table of Contents

1. Key statistics

2. Telecommunications market

2.1 Market Overview and Analysis
2.2 Regional Asian Market Comparison

3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Historic overview
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.2.1 Background
3.3 Cyber Security

4. Fixed network operators
4.1 Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
4.2 StarHub
4.3 PacNet

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN)
5.2.1 Overview
5.2.2 Background and Timeline
5.3 International infrastructure
5.3.1 Satellite networks
5.3.2 Submarine cable networks
5.3.3 Other developments
5.4 Specific IT developments
5.4.1 Data Centres
5.4.2 Data Centre Providers
5.5 Smart infrastructure
5.5.1 Internet-of-Things (IoT)
5.5.2 Smart Nation Platform
5.5.3 Cyber Security Centre
5.5.4 Smart Meters

6. Broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Market overview and analysis
6.1.2 Next Generation National Broadband Network (NGNBN)
6.1.3 Broadband statistics and Forecast
6.2 Fixed Broadband Service Providers
6.2.1 Overview
6.2.2 Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
6.2.3 StarHub
6.2.4 MobileOne (M1)
6.2.5 MyRepublic
6.3 Fixed Line Broadband Technologies
6.3.1 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks / Cable Modems
6.3.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.3.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH)
6.3.4 Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
6.3.5 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

7. Digital economy
7.1 e-Commerce
7.2 Smart Nation initiative
7.3 E-Payments
7.4 e-Government

8. Digital media
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Videostreaming / IPTV

9. Mobile communications
9.1 Market Overview and analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.2.1 Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
9.2.2 Mobile data
9.2.3 Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast
9.3 Regulatory Issues
9.3.1 Spectrum Auctions 2017
9.4 Mobile infrastructure
9.4.1 5G
9.4.2 4G
9.4.3 3G
9.4.4 2G
9.4.5 VoLTE
9.4.6 VoWiFi
9.4.7 HetNet
9.4.8 Radio Dot System
9.4.9 Lampsite Trials
9.4.10 Satellite mobile
9.4.11 Light Fidelity (Li-Fi)
9.5 Major mobile operators
9.5.1 Overview – operating statistics
9.5.2 Singapore Telecom (SingTel)
9.5.3 StarHub
9.5.4 MobileOne (M1)
9.5.5 TPG Telecom
9.5.6 MNVOs

List of Table

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
Table 8 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
Table 9 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers – By Access Type – 2008 - 2018
Table 10 – Total Broadband subscribers (Fixed and Wireless) and Annual Growth– 1999 - 2018
Table 11 – Total Broadband Subscribers – Fixed vs Wireless – 2013 - 2017
Table 12 – Total Broadband Subscribers – Fixed vs Wireless, market share – 2013 - 2017
Table 13 – Total Broadband Subscribers by Access Type – 2013 - 2017
Table 14 – Total Broadband Market Share by Access Type – 2013 - 2017
Table 15 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 - 2018
Table 16 – Total international internet bandwidth – 2006 - 2018
Table 17 – Fixed broadband service providers and market share – 2018
Table 18 – SingTel - fixed broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2018
Table 19 – SingTel’s fibre-based broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2018
Table 20 – StarHub’s fixed broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2018
Table 21 – StarHub – ARPU for broadband services – 2006 - 2018
Table 22 – Mobile One – Fixed (broadband fibre) subscribers – 2012 - 2018
Table 23 – Mobile One – ARPU - fixed (broadband fibre) services – 2012 - 2018
Table 24 – Cable modem subscribers – 2000 - 2018
Table 25 – DSL subscribers – 2000 - 2018
Table 26 – Total optical fibre broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2018
Table 27 – Wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2018
Table 28 – Historic - Key broadcasting statistics - 2015
Table 29 – SingTel’s pay TV subscribers (millions)– 2007 - 2018
Table 30 – StarHub pay TV subscribers – 2010 - 2018
Table 31 – StarHub pay TV ARPU – 2003 - 2018
Table 32 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 1997 - 2023
Table 33 – Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G, prepaid, postpaid (millions) – 2012 - 2017
Table 34 – Mobile Subscribers by 2G, 3G, 4G (millions) – 2012 - 2017
Table 35 – Mobile Subscribers market share by 2G, 3G, 4G – 2012 - 2017
Table 36 – Historic - 3G mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2016
Table 37 – ARPU – postpaid and prepaid by mobile operator – 2014 - 2018
Table 38 – Historic - Overall mobile services ARPU – 2002 - 2015
Table 39 – Total SMS messages per month – 2004 - 2017
Table 40 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2023
Table 41 – Singapore – mobile operators and systems
Table 42 – Mobile Subscribers by Operator (millions) – 2000 - 2018
Table 43 – Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator – 2000 - 2018
Table 44 – SingTel – Singapore market – Key Financial Statistics – 2014 - 2018
Table 45 – SingTel – Singapore market – key operational subscriber (millions) – 2013 - 2018
Table 46 – SingTel - mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2018
Table 47 – SingTel - 4G mobile subscribers – 2014 - 2018
Table 48 – SingTel – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid, prepaid, blended – 2003 - 2018
Table 49 – StarHub – Key Financial Statistics – 2014 - 2017
Table 50 – StarHub – operating revenue and capital expenditure – 2008 - 2017
Table 51 – Historic - StarHub – Operating revenue ($thousands) by market segment – 2014 - 2017
Table 52 – StarHub mobile subscribers – 2000 - 2018
Table 53 – StarHub – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid and prepaid – 2003 - 2018
Table 54 – MobileOne - mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2018
Table 55 – MobileOne – ARPU for mobile services – postpaid and prepaid – 2015 - 2018
Table 56 – Mobile One – operating revenue, capital expenditure and EBITDA – 2008 - 2017
 

List of Chart

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
Chart 6 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
Chart 7 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers by Access Type– 2008 - 2018
Chart 8 – Total Broadband Market Share by Fixed vs Wireless – 2013 - 2017
Chart 9 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 - 2018
Chart 10 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
Chart 11 – Mobile Subscribers Market Share by 2G, 3G, 4G subscribers – 2012 - 2017
Chart 12 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 - 2023
Chart 13 – Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator – 2000 - 2018
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
Exhibit 6 – Historic - Third Generation (3G) licensees, spectrum and vendors
Exhibit 7 – SingTel’s regional subsidiaries and shareholdings
Exhibit 8 – Major shareholders in StarHub

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