Price and Performance of Residential Broadband Service Plans in Singapore

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Prices listed here are lowest available monthly subscription fees gleaned from the respective service providers' websites. Only fixed residential broadband plans without usage limits are listed. Additional discounts or bundling may be available through your service provider.


Plans with higher download throughput are better.

Average peak download throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It represents the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.

During the measurement period of January to August 2016, not all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have direct connectivity to the hosting provider of the Singapore measurement server due to ongoing improvements to measuring system. Actual user experience is dependent on a variety of factors beyond users' choice of ISP. More information can be found in the FAQ.

List of Charts:

(Note: Charts will show 0 if there is insufficient or no data available for that month)



Plans with higher upload throughput are better.

Average peak upload throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.

During the measurement period of January to August 2016, not all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have direct connectivity to the hosting provider of the Singapore measurement server due to ongoing improvements to measuring system. Actual user experience is dependent on a variety of factors beyond users' choice of ISP. More information can be found in the FAQ.

List of Charts:

(Note: Charts will show 0 if no data is available)



Plans with lower latencies are better.

Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.

Latency should be within 50ms for local traffic and 300ms for international traffic.

During the measurement period of January to August 2016, not all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have direct connectivity to the hosting provider of the Singapore measurement server due to ongoing improvements to measuring system. Actual user experience is dependent on a variety of factors beyond users' choice of ISP. More information can be found in the FAQ.

List of Charts:

(Note: Charts will show 0 if no data is available)



Plans with lower packet loss are better.

Packet loss tracks the amount of data packets dropped for a connection between the tested plan and the designated server and are rare in modern networks.

Level of packet loss acceptable depends on application. For general web surfing, effects of packet loss may not be noticeable until it exceeds 5%. Other application like online gaming, video streaming and online voice/video calls may be susceptible to packet loss at a much lower level.

During the measurement period of January to August 2016, not all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have direct connectivity to the hosting provider of the Singapore measurement server due to ongoing improvements to measuring system. Actual user experience is dependent on a variety of factors beyond users' choice of ISP. More information can be found in the FAQ.

List of Charts:

(Note: Charts will show 0 if no data is available)



Download throughput is only one of several factors affecting your online experience. You have access to the monthly subscription and the four main performance metrics of the plans by selecting the respective tabs on the top of the page.

You can select the plans to display using the control panel on the left.


About the Charts

Each performance tab plots at least 2 sets of charts.

  • Singapore (SG) Charts show the mean performance of the plan against a test server hosted locally. This gives an estimated performance of internet connectivity for all measured plans from the service providers represented in Singapore.

  • International Charts show the mean performance of the plan against the individual test servers hosted in a specific country or region (e.g. Hong Kong and United States). This measures the international transit performance of the ISPs out of Singapore.

How are the results obtained?

  • These results were measured from probes installed in the homes of our test panelists. The tests were conducted during periods when the panellists were not actively using the internet connection. Our test panel consists mostly of volunteers from the public.

Why is my plan not represented?

  • IMDA is constantly evaluating the ISP landscape in Singapore which includes monitoring the uptake of higher speed plans and will consider including these new plans when appropriate.

    Currently we publish popular and commercially available plans that are 1Gbps and below which represent the majority of the internet population in Singapore. In addition, a representative number of panellists are required for a plan to be published.

What are the factors that affect the actual user experience?

  • Actual user experience is dependent on a variety of factors beyond users' choice of ISP, and are not limited to, the following:

    • user equipment and placement (e.g. modems and routers) within the home;

    • nature and volume of content accessed (e.g. high definition video streaming);

    • as well as the location and quality of hosting servers providing the content accessed.

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