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Statistics on Telecom Services for 2016 (Jan - Jun)

last updated 03 November 2017

CATEGORYMARJUN
Fixed Lines1 [Figures updated on a quarterly basis]
Total Fixed Line Subscriptions2,016,1002,013,200
Total Residential Line Subscriptions1,285,0001,290,000
Total Corporate Line Subscriptions731,100723,200
Fixed Line Population Penetration Rate36.4%35.9%
Fixed Line Household Penetration Rate97.1%94.1%

 

 JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Mobile Market
Total Mobile Subscriptions
(2G+3G+4G)2
8,228,0008,236,7008,233,1008,255,9008,273,0008,308,200
Total Post-paid Subscriptions (2G)46,80039,50038,80036,20035,300 34,700
Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (2G)156,800151,800146,300141,400136,800 133,000
Total Post-paid Subscriptions (3G)1,124,1001,112,4001,064,9001,041,600992,900 970,500
Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (3G)2,759,4002,757,7002,741,4002,744,1002,732,200 2,727,700
Total Post-paid  Subscriptions (4G)3,690,1003,725,7003,770,5003,816,5003,864,100 3,901,000
Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (4G)450,900449,500471,200476,200511,700 541,300
Total SMS Messages sent and received over mobile network 

[Figures updated on a quarterly basis]
--858,584,100-- 837,078,100
Total Ported Subscriptions39,1007,5009,8009,0006,900 9,400
Mobile Population Penetration Rate148.7%148.8%148.7%149.2%149.5% 148.2%
Dial-Up Internet Subscriptions
Total Internet Dial-up12,80012,60012,50012,50012,300 12,300
Internet Dial-up Population Penetration Rate0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2% 0.2%
Broadband Internet Subscriptions
Total Broadband412,049,50012,090,10012,116,90012,170,90012,217,200 12,272,500
Total Residential Wired Broadband51,359,3001,358,1001,357,7001,358,3001,356,900 1,347,900
Total Corporate Wired Broadband6113,100112,800114,200113,800113,900 116,500
Total xDSL7141,200135,700131,200124,700118,000 102,500
Total Cable Modem8373,700360,200344,200330,200316,800 302,800
Total Optical Fibre Broadband Subscription (i.e., offered via PON or Active Ethernet) 9951,500968,500989,3001,010,3001,029,400 1,050,900
Total Wireless Broadband1010,577,20010,619,20010,645,00010,698,70010,746,400 10,808,100
Total Subscriptions using other Broadband Internet Access Platforms6,0006,4007,2006,9006,600 8,100
Residential Wired Broadband Household Penetration Rate11102.8%102.7%102.6%102.7%102.6% 98.4%
Wireless Broadband Population Penetration Rate12191.1%191.9%192.3%193.3%194.2% 192.8%
International Telephone Services
Total number of outgoing retail international telephone call minutes487,974,900446,778,000497,256,900446,111,400464,584,500 450,532,400
Total number of outgoing retail international telephone call minutes including transit131,993,623,2001,834,286,9001,942,887,0002,028,389,5001,962,492,100 1,974,856,800

All figures for subscriptions are rounded to the nearest hundred.

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


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

2 "Total Mobile Subscriptions" includes both 2G, 3G and 4G subscriptions (including both pre-paid and post-paid).

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

4 "Total Broadband Subscriptions" (i.e., for connection speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s, in one or both directions) includes retail xDSL, cable modem, leased line Internet, 3G, 3.5G/HSDPA, 4G/LTE, WiMAX or its equivalent and Wi-Fi hotspots access (including Wireless@SG subscriptions).

5 "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, cable modems, leased line and optical fibre. Residential wireless broadband subscriptions will be excluded.

6 "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, cable modems, leased line and optical fibre. Corporate wireless broadband subscriptions will be excluded.

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

8 "Total Cable Modem" includes residential and corporate cable modem 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 Wi-Fi hotspots (including Wireless@SG subscriptions).

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 Wi-Fi hotspots (including Wireless@SG subscriptions) as a percentage of the total population in Singapore.

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

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