Singapore Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

Publisher Name :
Date: 10-Oct-2012
No. of pages: 86

BMI View: Singapore’s telecommunications industry has outperformed many of its regional peers with
strong adoption of the latest products and services. Partially due to the country’s small landmass and
population size, the telecoms market has rapidly grown to a stage where it is approaching saturation.
Next generation technologies, both mobile and fixed, are therefore the next step in fostering new
developments and revenue streams, and industry players – the regulator and operators – have rightly
moved in that direction.
Key Data:
?? 3G subscriber growth is showing signs of weakness in light of maturity; we have further
downgraded our expectations following a poor performance in H112.
?? The number of fixed-line subscribers has remained flat for three consecutive quarters,
suggesting that the start of a downtrend could materialise in the near future.
?? Wireless technologies remain the main growth driver for the broadband industry, although the
fibre broadband market is starting to take off.
Key Trends And Developments
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), StarHub and M1 launched NFC-based mobile services in
August 2012. StarHub unveiled its digital wallet NFC service ‘SmartWallet’ on August 3, while SingTel
and M1 launched their NFC mobile payment service on August 22. Meanwhile, Netherlands-based digital
security systems specialist Gemalto has announced that NFC services management has gone live in
Singapore. The service is driven by Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Services Manager (TSM) solution, which
is hosted at the firm’s local TSM datacentre. The project lines up a consortium of local partners, inclusive
of operators, banks and service providers.
Despite issues hindering greater service adoption, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
reported that the number of fibre broadband subscribers reached 177,200 at the end of June 2012, up by
34.1% q-o-q.
Singapore remained in second position in BMI’s Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings with a
Telecoms Rating score of 73.3. Although Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) suffered a
rebuke of its recent policies in 2011′s general elections, we believe that the party will retain its dominance
in parliament over the medium term in view of a weak and fragmented opposition. Furthermore, the party
has shown that it is capable of adjusting its policies in order to adapt to evolving public sentiment, and, as
such, we expect to see continued tightening of immigration. Still, as long as the PAP is in power, we hold
that the government is unlikely to embrace any measures that will seriously inhibit the city-state’s
enviable business environment.

Singapore Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

BMI Industry View ........................................................................................................................................... 5
SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Singapore Mobile SWOT ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Singapore Wireline SWOT .................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Singapore Political SWOT .................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Singapore Economic SWOT .................................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Singapore Business Environment SWOT .............................................................................................................................................................. 9
Risk/Reward Ratings ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Asia Pacific ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings Q412 .................................................................................................................................. 14
Singapore ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
Industry Forecast Scenario ........................................................................................................................... 17
Mobile ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Table: Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 ................................................................................................................................. 17
ARPU ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Table: Mobile ARPU - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 (SGD) ............................................................................................................ 19
Fixed Line ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 21
Table: Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 ............................................................................................................................. 21
Internet .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Table: Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 ................................................................................................................................ 23
Market Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 25
Mobile ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Regional Perspective ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Table: Singapore Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 .......................................................................................................................... 26
Key Market Developments ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Market Growth......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Market Shares .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Table: Singapore's Subscriber Base ('000) ......................................................................................................................................................... 30
ARPU & MOU ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
Table: Singapore ARPU (SGD) .......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Mobile Content/Value-Added Services ..................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Table: Selected VAS Launched, 2011-2012 ........................................................................................................................................................ 34
Mobile Operator Data ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
Table: Singapore Market Overview .................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Table: SingTel Mobile ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 37
Table: StarHub ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Table: M1 ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Mobile Content ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 40
Regional Outlook ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 40
Selected NFC Developments, 2011 ..................................................................................................................................................................... 41
Fixed Line ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 46
International Traffic Lines .................................................................................................................................................................................. 46
Internet .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
Broadband .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
Table: Composition Of Broadband Internet Access Subscribers (‘000) ............................................................................................................... 50
Singapore Telecommunications Report Q4 2012
© Business Monitor International Ltd Page 4
Pay-TV ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50
Industry Trends And Developments ............................................................................................................ 52
Networks ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 52
Table: Telecoms Market Development, 2009-2012 ............................................................................................................................................. 54
Regulatory Environment And Industry Developments .............................................................................. 56
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In Singapore .............................................................................................................................. 56
Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure ................................................................................................................................................ 56
Regulatory Developments ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 57
Competitive Landscape ................................................................................................................................ 59
Table: Key Players - Singapore Telecoms Sector ............................................................................................................................................... 59
Table: Selected Operators - Financial Indicators, 2004-2011 (US$mn) ............................................................................................................. 59
Company Profiles .......................................................................................................................................... 60
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) ........................................................................................................................................................... 60
SingTel Mobile .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 64
StarHub .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 67
M1....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 71
Regional Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 74
Altobridge: Connecting Remote Communities ......................................................................................................................................................... 74
Altobridge Commercial Deployments, July 2012 ................................................................................................................................................ 75
Demographic Outlook ................................................................................................................................... 76
Table: Singapore's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) ........................................................................................................................ 77
Table: Singapore's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) ............................................................................................................... 78
Table: Singapore's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 ....................................................................................................................................... 79
Table: Singapore's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 ............................................................................................................................. 79
Glossary Of Terms ........................................................................................................................................ 80
Table: Glossary Of Terms ................................................................................................................................................................................... 80
BMI Methodology .......................................................................................................................................... 81
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts .............................................................................................................................................................. 81
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts .................................................................................................................... 81
Telecoms Business Environment Ratings ................................................................................................................................................................. 83
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology ..................................................................................................................................................................... 83
Table: Ratings Indicators ................................................................................................................................................................................... 84
Weighting ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 85
Table: Weighting Of Indicators .......................................................................................................................................................................... 85
Sources ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 85Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings Q
Table: Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts, -
Table: Mobile ARPU - Historical Data & Forecasts, - (SGD)
Table: Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts, -
Table: Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, -
Table: Singapore Mobile Market Regional Comparisons,
Table: Singapore's Subscriber Base (')
Table: Singapore ARPU (SGD)
Table: Selected VAS Launched, -
Table: Singapore Market Overview
Table: SingTel Mobile
Table: StarHub
Table: M
Table: Composition Of Broadband Internet Access Subscribers (‘)
Table: Telecoms Market Development, -
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In Singapore
Table: Key Players - Singapore Telecoms Sector
Table: Selected Operators - Financial Indicators, - (US$mn)
Table: Singapore's Population By Age Group, - (')
Table: Singapore's Population By Age Group, - (% of total)
Table: Singapore's Key Population Ratios, -
Table: Singapore's Rural And Urban Population, -
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts
Table: Ratings Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

  • Water Treatment Chemicals Market to be driven by Increasing Demand from Developing Economies
    The global market for water treatment chemicals is growing at a steady pace with rapid urbanization and high demand from end-users. Water treatment chemicals are used for treating municipal water as well as agricultural wastewater. With higher demand for clean, drinking water with increasing population and increase in the number of industries, the global market [...]
  • Rise in Prevalence of Allergic Diseases Driving the Global Allergy Diagnostics Market
    With rise in the incidences of allergic diseases in the world, the global allergy diagnostics market has also witnessed steady growth. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of people suffering from different allergies, particularly food allergies and drug allergies. The number of people suffering from asthma has also increased in [...]
  • Global Video Surveillance Market Driven by Increasing Demand for Security
    The global market for video surveillance has been witnessing steady growth with increase in demand for advanced surveillance systems by different law enforcement agencies. Increase in adoption of video surveillance by different sectors such as banking and finance, healthcare, transportation, and retail is one of the major drivers in the market. In 2013, the global [...]
  • Global Empty Capsules Market Driven by Growth in Pharmaceutical Industry
    With rapid growth in the pharmaceutical industry, the market for empty capsules has also grown at a steady pace. Some of the factors which are driving the growth of the empty capsules market are rise in aging population which is increasing the demand for capsule based drugs, technological advancement and increase in demand from the [...]
  • Global Aramid Fiber Industry to Witness High Growth in the Future
    With increasing use of aramid fibers in various industries, the global market for aramid fibers has grown significantly in recent years. Aramid fibers have a number of properties such as low density, heat resistance, high tensile strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and impact resistance.  Asia-Pacific is the largest market for aramid fibers, followed by North [...]
  • Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) Treatment Market worth $407 million by 2018
  • The graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) treatment market value will increase from $297 million in 2013 to $407 million by 2018, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.59%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states …

  • Poland Pharmaceutical Industry Growing at 8.3% CAGR to 2020
  • Factors such as the growing elderly population, increasing availability of affordable medicines, and transparent regulatory guidelines will provide the necessary impetus for the growth of the Polish pharmaceutical market, but a decrease in mark-up prices and the country’s stringent drug …

  • Asia-Pacific, Led by China, Drive the Global Methanol Industry
  • China is driving the global methanol industry, with tremendous demand from both its energy and petrochemicals sectors. It accounts for 87.9% of Asia-Pacific’s (APAC) methanol capacity, and 51.9% of the global methanol capacity. Despite a large planned capacity increase in …

  • Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Market worth $4.0 billion by 2020
  • GlobalData estimates that the global diagnostic X-ray imaging market, worth $2.4 billion in 2012, will reach almost $4.0 billion by 2020, increasing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.7% during the forecast period. Many players are active in …

  • Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market Forecast to 2023
  • Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) that occurs when the donated (graft) cells are rejected and attack the host’s cells as foreign. GVHD can progress from mild to severe forms as either …

  • Global Multi-factor Authentication Market 2015-2019
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 101
    Multi-factor authentication solutions are security systems that require two or more types of authentication to verify a transaction. In addition, it acts as a security layer and makes it difficult for an unauthorized person to access a physical location, database, or computing device. Earlier, the majority of systems relied upon two-factor authentication unlike the present multi-factor authentication systems that have three components: something the user knows, something the user has, and someth......
  • Global VDI Market 2015-2019
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 83
    A VDI solution is a model wherein an end-user's system is separated from the physical infrastructure and accessed virtually using a client server. This computing model makes use of a centralized storage space and system applications, and data are stored centrally in the server. End-users can gain remote access to these applications and data from anywhere using their login details. However, an uninterrupted network is the key to ensuring this remote access. Companies are opting to centralize thei......
  • Global Tablet Display Market 2014-2018
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 73
    Tablet displays are an interface between the user and the application processor. They define the image quality delivered by tablets. Therefore, tablet manufacturers attach high significance to displays. Tablet displays are also connected to the touch screen control, which is directly proportional to the sensitivity of the device. There are two types of display technologies employed in tablet displays: LCD and AMOLED. LCD-based displays use liquid crystals to project images on the screen while AM......
  • Global RF MEMS Market 2014-2018
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 73
    RF MEMS are components that are integrated in electronic systems and provide RF functionality. Some of the types of RF MEMS components include CMOS integrable RF MEMS resonators and self-sustained oscillators, RF MEMS tunable inductors, RF MEMS switches, switched capacitors, and varactors. MEMS devices employed in RF applications are called RF MEMS. The term RF MEMS signifies the design and fabrication of MEMS for radio frequency ICs. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global RF MEMS market to......
  • Global NOR Flash Market 2014-2018
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 56
    NOR flash memory is a non-volatile storage technology. Its main differentiating factor over NAND flash memory is that it can perform without the need for any external power source. Machine instructions can be run directly from the chip and also retrieved using NOR flash memory. It contains several address pins that provide access to every byte of information available in the chip. NOR flash memory is not only faster but also more expensive compared to NAND flash. NOR flash memory is most often d......
  • Global Data Center Rack Power Distribution Unit Market 2015-2019
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 84
    Data center rack power distribution units (PDUs) are devices that supply electrical power to a server rack in a data center environment. Rack mounted PDUs are manufactured in different sizes and configurations depending upon the type of connection and voltage. PDUs also include monitoring functionality and remote access. PDUs can be easily installed, configured and managed. PDUs supply AC power to IT equipment within the rack. PDUs can be distinguished into simple and inexpensive rack-mounted po......
  • Global Big Data Analytics Market in Telecom Industry 2014-2018
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 67
    Big data is a huge volume of data that can be structured and unstructured and cannot be directly stored into a database without processing. Big data analytics refers to IT offerings that use various data mining techniques such as predictive modeling and text mining and helps telecom service providers to derive real-time actionable insights and aid in business decision making. Telecom companies are a host to huge volumes of data about customers and their usage details, which is stored in their da......
  • Data Center UPS Market in the US 2014-2018
    Published: 17-Dec-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 61
    A data center UPS is the intermediary interface between power mains and data center equipment. Data center UPS system provides continuous electrical power, which facilitates the efficient functioning of an enterprise network. UPS systems are triggered automatically when the power supply is interrupted between the mains and the equipment. The presence of UPS systems enables network administrators to restore the power supply or execute an alternative solution in the data center during the period w......
  • Data Center Blade Server Market by Data Center Type (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4), by Services (Consulting, Installation and Support, Professional), by End User (Small, Medium, Large), by region, & by Industry Vertical – Global Forecast to 2019
    Published: 16-Dec-2014        Price: US $4650 Onwards        Pages: 171
    The global data center blade server market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.25% from 2014 to 2019. Although the mature markets (such as the U.S. and the U.K.) hold larger share in the data center blade server market, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 14.19% during the forecast period. Increasing computing density, business optimization needs, and converged solutions are the main drivers behind the increasing usage of blade servers in the data center. The flex......
  • SERVICES
    Value for Money
    We believe in "optimum utilization of available budget and resources". While servicing our clients' (your) market research requirements, we keep the same approach in focus to help you get the best value for your $$s.
    Ever Growing Inventory
    Ranging from the smallest feasible / required data (datasheets, data facts, SWOT analysis, company profiles, etc) to full research reports that help you make decisions, our inventory is updated almost on a daily basis with the latest industry reports from domain experts that track more than 5000 niche sectors.
    One Stop Solution
    Need a custom research report on medical devices market? Require all available business intelligence on 3D printing industry? Exploring F&B sector of a particular country/region? RnRMarketResearch.com is your one-stop-solution to all market intelligence needs. We not only offer custom research and consulting services, we also "bundle" reports to meet your needs and help you fetch the data analysis you require for your business.
    Dedicated Client Engagement
    Not limited to only "finding" relevant reports for you, our client engagement team dedicates its efforts to understand your "business need" and accordingly maps available research data to help you move forward. Call "your" client engagement executive any time of your day and get your questions answered in order to make the correct business decision.
    Saving Time and Efforts
    Simply share your research requirement details with us and let us do all the hard work to find required intelligence for you. When you add up our "one stop solution" and "dedicated client engagement" services mentioned above, you obviously know the time and effort saving you do by working with us.
    Payment Flexibility
    Working with Fortune 500 organizations, we understand the importance of being flexible for payments. Share your payment terms with us and we will surely match up to them to ensure you get access to required business intelligence data without having to wait for the payment to be done.
    Post-Purchase Research Support
    Have questions after reading a report / datasheet bought through us? Not sure about the methodology used for data available in the research? Talk to us / Share your questions with us and if required, we will connect you with the analyst(s)/author(s) of the report(s) and ensure you get satisfactory answers for the same. Need more data / analysis / report(s) on the topic of your research/project? The RnRMarketResearch.com team is here for you 24X7 to support you with your post-purchase requirements. Subscription Offers & Packages (Get in touch with us for more details - [email protected] / +1 888 391 5441 )
    • Ad Hoc
    • Pay - as - you - go / Bucket Subscriptions
    • Fixed Cost for #of reports
    • Customize / Personalize as per your needs