TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET IN SINGAPORE Presented by Chia Swee Hoon Senior Commercial Specialist U.S. Commercial Service Singapore
OVERVIEW –Singapore is one of the most wired countries in the world with a nation-wide network of fiber optics cables –3 rd generation (3G) mobile networks and services were rolled out in early 2005 –900 public Wi-Fi hotspots islandwide and number to increase to 5,000 by September 2007 –Networks deployed include ATM, ADSL 2 plus, VDSL, FTTC, PWLAN, cable modem and Metro Ethernet –Triple play networks are available in Singapore
MAJOR TELECOM INDICATORS Fixed-lineCellular Phone InternetBroadband Internet Population / Households # of SSHH P Rate (%) # of SS P Rate (%) # of SS P Rate (%) # of SS HH P Rate (%) 4.48M / 1.12M 1.85M98.44.69M104.61.52M33.80.78m63.7 Note: M – Million, SS – Subscribers, P – Penetration, HH - Households
MARKET OPPORTUNITIES –Singapore is dependent on imports –U.S. products are traditionally well received –Singapore serves as a major distribution center for companies –The Government of Singapore plays an active role in the sector –Singapore will build a next generation national broadband network and pervasive wireless broadband network
BEST PROSPECTS –Excellent opportunities to sell new applications and solutions as Singapore is a leading adopter in the region –Best prospects include equipment and technologies for: -- broadband -- wireless communication -- 3G -- IPTV
MARKET ISSUES –One of the most liberal trading regimes in the world –No import duty –Strong IPR protection for American firms because of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement –Singapore signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on telecom equipment certification with the U.S.
MARKET ENTRY –Work with local distributors and system integrators who are well versed with local conditions –U.S. service providers can now apply for licenses directly from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore –Many international telecom and media service providers use Singapore as their gateway to the region
REGIONAL TRADE EVENT CommunicAsia2007 and BroadcastAsia2007 June 19 – 22, 2007 Singapore Expo http://www.communicasia.com http://www.broadcast-asia.com http://www.communicasia.com http://www.broadcast-asia.com Largest annual ICT show in Asia More than 60,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors
KEY RESOURCES Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore http://www.ida.gov.sg http://www.ida.gov.sg Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation http://www.sitf.org.sg/marketplace/bizopp.aspx http://www.sitf.org.sg/marketplace/bizopp.aspx Association of Telecommunications Industry of Singapore (ATiS) http://www.atis.org.sg http://www.atis.org.sg Market research portal http://www.export.gov/market_research/index.asp http://www.export.gov/market_research/index.asp
Please contact: Chia Swee Hoon Senior Commercial Specialist U.S. Commercial Service Tel: +65-6476-9403 Fax: +65-6476-9080 Email: Sweehoon.Chia@mail.doc.gov URL: http://www.buyusa.gov/singaporeSweehoon.Chia@mail.doc.govhttp://www.buyusa.gov/singaporeQUESTIONS?