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Statistics on Telecom Services for 2017 (Jan - Jun)

last updated 01 November 2018

CATEGORYMARJUN
Fixed Lines1 [Figures updated on a quarterly basis]
Total Fixed Line Subscriptions1,998,400
2,000,100
Total Residential Line Subscriptions1,299,700
1,300,100
Total Corporate Line Subscriptions698,700
700,000
Fixed Line Population Penetration Rate35.6%35.6%
Fixed Line Household Penetration Rate 94.8%
91.5%

 

 JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Mobile Market
Total Mobile Subscriptions
(2G+3G+4G)2
8,399,800
8,404,900
8,460,700
8,468,400
8,461,400
8,464,400
Total Post-paid Subscriptions (2G)330,300
29,400
25,000
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Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (2G)398,700
95,800
89,700
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Total Post-paid Subscriptions (3G)817,000
806,700
794,400
805,000
787,900
771,200
Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (3G)1,828,500
1,748,200
1,718,600
1,760,900
1,730,500
1,718,500
Total Post-paid  Subscriptions (4G)4,140,400
4,163,400
4,225,800
4,260,100
4,275,400
4,298,400
Total Pre-paid Subscriptions (4G)1,484,900
1,561,300
1,607,100
1,642,400
1,667,600
1,676,400
Total SMS Messages sent and received over mobile network 

[Figures updated on a quarterly basis]
--
750,862,300
--711,703,200
Total Ported Subscriptions411,300
10,700
13,300
11,500
11,200
10,700
Mobile Population Penetration Rate149.8%
149.9%
150.9%
151.0%
150.9%
150.8%
Dial-Up Internet Subscriptions
Total Internet Dial-up10,200
6,900
6,700
6,600
6,400
6,200
Internet Dial-up Population Penetration Rate^0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Broadband Internet Subscriptions
Total Broadband512,571,100
12,601,500
12,700,300
12,927,200
12,841,500
13,061,300
Total Residential Wired Broadband61,338,000
1,338,100
1,339,800
1,339,500
1,336,500
1,339,700
Total Corporate Wired Broadband7118,400
118,400
121,300
121,000
118,300
122,000
Total xDSL862,000
59,100
56,800
53,800
50,200
47,600
Total Cable Modem9235,800
229,400
222,300
216,500
209,000
206,600
Total Optical Fibre Broadband Subscription (i.e., offered via PON or Active Ethernet)101,150,500
1,160,500
1,173,400
1,182,000
1,190,700
1,199,900
Total Wireless Broadband1111,114,800
11,144,900
11,239,200
11,466,700
11,386,700
11,599,500
Total Subscriptions using other Broadband Internet Access Platforms8,000
7,600
8,600
8,200
4,900
7,700
Residential Wired Broadband Household Penetration Rate1297.6%
97.7%
97.8%
97.8%
97.5%
94.3%
Wireless Broadband Population Penetration Rate13198.2%
198.8%
200.4%
204.5%
203.1%
206.7%
International Telephone Services
Total number of outgoing retail international telephone call minutes397,160,400
352,023,000
392,552,200
361,389,700
373,695,600
351,563,900
Total number of outgoing retail international telephone call minutes including transit141,804,107,000
1,683,864,100
1,873,891,000
1,828,776,800
1,717,433,100
1,509,736,800

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). 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).

3 "Total Post-Paid and Pre-Paid Subscriptions (2G) has ceased service with effect from April 2017.

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, cable modem, leased line Internet, 3G, 3.5G/HSDPA, 4G/LTE, WiMAX or its equivalent and Wi-Fi hotspots access (including Wireless@SG subscriptions).

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

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

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

9 "Total Cable Modem" includes residential and corporate cable modem subscriptions.

10 "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.

11 "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).

12 "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.

13 "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.

14 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.