As an industry regulator, IMDA seeks to promote and preserve the competitiveness of the infocomm and media sectors in Singapore. By enforcing regulatory requirements imposed on companies operating in the industry, it prevents unfair business practices that reduce competition for consumers.

In Singapore, IMDA ensures that licensees comply with the relevant Codes of Practice, such as the Telecom and Media Competition Code. The Code enable and maintain fair and effective competition and, ensures a comprehensive range of choices for the consumer in the sectors.

Besides Codes of Practice, IMDA also issues guidelines, minimum Quality of Service standards, and reviews mergers and acquisitions involving licensees. They serve the similar purpose of encouraging market competition and enhancing consumer choice.

Code of Practice for Competition in the Provision of Telecommunication and Media Services 2022 (Telecom and Media Competition Code)
Frameworks and Policies

Code of Practice for Competition in the Provision of Telecommunication and Media Services 2022 (Telecom and Media Competition Code)

The Telecom and Media Competition Code is a comprehensive competition management framework that comprises ex-ante obligations and ex-post provisions which licensees must comply with.

Full Competition in Singapore's Telecommunication Sector
Frameworks and Policies

Full Competition in Singapore's Telecommunication Sector

Infocomms is a dynamic global business. Intense competition, rapid technological changes and business innovations have created a plethora of new business opportunities and generated new value-added services.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Frameworks and Policies

Mergers and Acquisitions

List of Mergers and Acquisitions

Exemption from Dominant Licensee Obligations in the Telecom Competition Code
Frameworks and Policies

Exemption from Dominant Licensee Obligations in the Telecom Competition Code

Price Regulation
Frameworks and Policies

Price Regulation

In a fully competitive environment, market forces are more effective than regulations in providing consumers with a wide choice of services at reasonable prices. Hence, price regulation is imposed only on dominant operators that have the potential to abuse their market power and engage in anti-competitive practices.

Enforcement Decisions
Enforcement Decisions

Enforcement Decisions

In a move towards greater transparency in an open market, IMDA publicises regulatory decisions relating to the implementation and enforcement of the Telecom and Media Competition Code, Telecommunications Act, IMDA Act, telecommunication and media licence conditions and other relevant telecommunications/media-related regulations enforceable by IMDA.

Code of Practice for Provision of Premium Rate Services
Codes of Practice

Code of Practice for Provision of Premium Rate Services

Code of Practice for Provision of Premium Rate Services

Accounting Separation Guidelines

Last updated on: 24 Nov 2022