CATEGORY DEC
International Telephone Services [Figures updated on a half-yearly basis]
Total number of outgoing retail international telephone call minutes
Total number of outgoing retail international telephone call minutes including transit1

SEP DEC
Fixed Lines2 [Figures updated on a quarterly basis]
Total Fixed Line Subscriptions 1,840,100 0
Total Residential Line Subscriptions 1,209,200 0
Total Corporate/Business Line Subscriptions 630,800 0
Fixed Line Population Penetration Rate 32.6%
0.0%
Fixed Line Household Penetration Rate  79.2%
0.0%
  JUL AUG
SEP  OCT
Mobile Market  
Total Mobile Subscriptions
(3G+4G)3
9,012,500 9,097,400
9,212,200 9,226,200
Total Post-paid Subscriptions (3G) 43,300
42,800
42,700 43,700
Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (3G) 506,300 493,000
518,000 482,800
Total Post-paid  Subscriptions (4G) 6,779,000 6,836,600
6,887,300 6,907,700
Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (4G) 1,683,900 1,725,000
1,764,300 1,791,900
Total Ported Subscriptions4 28,400 32,200 32,300 32,000
Mobile Population Penetration Rate 165.3% 161.4%
163.4% 163.7%
Broadband Internet Subscriptions
 
Total Broadband5 12,657,600 13,466,300
12,892,600 10,768,300
Total Residential Wired Broadband6 1,404,100 1,406,400
1,408,500 1,410,600
Total Corporate Wired Broadband7 132,100 132,300
131,300 131,500
Total xDSL8 200 200 200 200
Total Optical Fibre Broadband Subscription (i.e., offered via PON or Active Ethernet)9 1,532,200 1,534,800
1,535,900 1,538,100
Total Wireless Broadband10 11,121,400 11,927,500
11,352,700 9,226,200
Total Subscriptions using other Broadband Internet Access Platforms 3,800 3,800
3,800 3,800
Residential Wired Broadband Household Penetration Rate11 93.1% 92.1%
92.3% 92.4%
Wireless Broadband Population Penetration Rate12 203.9% 211.6%
201.4% 163.7%

All figures for subscriptions are rounded to the nearest hundred.

All figures for penetration rates are rounded to the nearest decimal point.

These telecom statistics are subject to revision from time to time to ensure accuracy. 


1 This figure includes total retail outgoing international call minutes as well as transit minutes and. includes all Service-Based Operators (SBO).

2 "Fixed Lines" includes Direct Exchange Lines (“DEL”) and IP Telephony subscriptions using Level '6' numbers.

3 "Total Mobile Subscriptions" includes both 3G and 4G subscriptions (including both pre-paid and post-paid). With effect from April 2017, “Total Post-Paid and Pre-Paid Subscriptions (2G) has ceased service and it will only include 3G and 4G subscriptions (including both pre-paid and post-paid).

4 "Total Ported Subscriptions" refers to the number of subscribers who retained their mobile numbers when they switched to a new mobile operator.

5 "Total Broadband Subscriptions" (i.e., for connection speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s, in one or both directions) includes retail xDSL, leased line Internet, 3G, 3.5G/HSDPA, 4G/LTE, WiMAX or its equivalent and Wireless@SG subscriptions. Provision of Broadband Internet access services via cable modem has ceased since 2020.

6 "Total Residential Wired Broadband" includes all retail residential wired broadband subscriptions (i.e. for connection speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s, in one or both directions) provided over xDSL, leased line and optical fibre. Residential wireless broadband subscriptions will be excluded. Provision of Broadband Internet access services via cable modem has ceased since 2020.

7 "Total Corporate Wired Broadband" includes all retail corporate wired broadband subscriptions (i.e. for connection speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s, in one or both directions) provided over xDSL, leased line and optical fibre. Corporate wireless broadband subscriptions will be excluded. Provision of Broadband Internet access services via cable modem has ceased since 2020.

8 "Total xDSL" includes residential and corporate xDSL subscriptions.

9 "Total Optical Fibre Broadband" includes residential and corporate subscriptions to broadband Internet services using optical fibre networks, including end-to-end optical fibre broadband subscriptions that are offered via Passive Optical Network ("PON") and Active Ethernet.

10 "Total Wireless Broadband Subscriptions" includes all retail broadband Internet access subscriptions (i.e., for connection speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s, in one or both directions) provided via wireless platforms such as 3G, 3.5G/HSDPA, 4G/LTE, WiMAX or its equivalent and Wireless@SG subscriptions. From Jan 2018, the Wireless@SG subscriptions will only include active users for the month.

11 "Residential Wired Broadband Household Penetration Rate" measures the total number of residential wired broadband subscriptions as a percentage of the total number of households in Singapore, and excludes all wireless access plans (provided via 3G, 3.5G/HSDPA, 4G/LTE, WiMAX or its equivalent and Wi-Fi hotspots).  Please note that this does not necessarily reflect of the proportion of households with broadband in Singapore as some households subscribe to more than one broadband connection. For a more accurate figure, please refer to IDA's Household Survey findings.

12 "Wireless Broadband Population Penetration Rate" measures the total number of retail wireless broadband Internet access subscriptions (i.e. for connection speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s, in one or both directions) such as 3G, 3.5G/HSDPA, 4G/LTE, WiMAX or its equivalent and Wireless@SG subscriptions as a percentage of the total population in Singapore. 

Last updated on: 20 Jan 2023