Facts about Singapore Internet Speed

internet speed I felt the internet speed these few days was not stable at home. Therefore, did some search of Singapore internet speed and found some interesting facts about it.

According to the latest report from Communications Workers of America (CWA), Singapore has been ranked 24th worldwide for the average download speed of 7.26Mbps. The first place is South Korea with the average of 20.4 Mbps. In Asia, Singapore is ranked right after Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. Even USA only ranked at 28th place.


The result is quite reasonable. Most of the Singapore users are using cable broadband instead of older dial-up. The figure of dial-up subscribers is around 92k while number of broadband subscribers is around 5.1 million. In the market, the average speed for middle range cable plan is around 8Mbps. However, currently only SingNet is still using ADSL and by adopting latest technology, SingNet is capable to keep up with cable speed. However, the maximum speed ADSL can obtain is 24Mbps.

Even though, the result pointed out Singapore is ranked #24 for average download speed, but the average upload speed for Singapore is just 0.74Mbps! This only gives Singapore the 51th place among other countries. Singapore ISP should seriously consider to increase our upload speed!

Dial-up services providers
  • SingNet (Speed: 56kbit/s, 112kbit/s (using multilink), mysingtel)
  • StarHub (Speed: 56kbit/s)
  • Pacnet (Speed: 56kbit/s)

ADSL providers
  • SingNet (Plans: 1.5Mbit/s , 3 Mbit/s, 6 Mbit/s, 10 Mbit/s, 15 Mbit/s, 25 Mbit/s)
  • StarHub (Plans: Various but only available to Business users in the CBD area)
  • Pacnet (Plans: 512 kbit/s)

Cable broadband providers
  • StarHub (Plans: 2 Mbit/s, 8 Mbit/s, 12 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s)
  • Pacnet (Plans: 8 Mbit/s, 12 Mbit/s, 30 Mbit/s)
  • MobileOne (Plans: 10 Mbit/s, 15 Mbit/s, 30 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s)

Wireless Broadband (HSDPA and Wimax) providers
  • MobileOne (Plans: 1 Mbit/s, 2 Mbit/s, 4 Mbit/s, 7.2Mbit/s)
  • Qmax (Plans: 256kbit/s 512kbit/s, 1 Mbit/s, 1.5Mbit/s)
  • StarHub (Plans: 2Mbit/s, 7.2Mbit/s, 21Mbit/s)
  • Pacnet (Plans: 512 kbit/s)
  • SingTel (Plans: 1 Mbit/s, 2 Mbit/s, 3.6 Mbit/s)

Wireless@SG (Wi-Fi) operators (Up to 1 Mbit/s)
  • iCELL
  • Qmax
  • SingTel
  • StarHub

Sources: Internet in Singapore@Wikipedia, IDA Telcom Stats

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  • http://cs-dordor.blogspot.com/ cs

    How much do you pay for your plan then?

    At least it's better than Malaysia's crap broadband. cs

    • http://www.paikia.com paikia

      SGD54 for 8Mbps.
      Ya, heard many people complain Malaysia crappy network..

  • http://viettelonline.com/ Viettel 3G

    Thanks 4share

    • http://www.paikia.com paikia