A report in Singapore newspaper The Straits Times says that the number of people subscribing to the city-state’s new ultra-high speed broadband network has reached the 100,000 mark – or roughly one in ten households. The paper quotes a report published today by OpenNet, the government-authorised consortium set up to build, manage and operate a nationwide all-fibre platform for Singapore’s next generation nationwide broadband network (Next Gen NBN).
The consortium was set up in 2008 as a joint venture between Axia NetMedia (Axia), Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and SP Telecommunications (SPT). In its report OpenNet notes that demand for Next Gen NBN services is accelerating. The number of monthly fibre connections has increased from an average 3,000 in late-2010, to 13,000 by the end of last year.