2020 will go down in history as the year COVID-19 put a halt to daily life as we know it. With staying home and social distancing highlighting the need for digital technology to keep us all connected, it will also be the year remembered for profound changes in communication behaviour. The arrival of 5G will not only prove timely in addressing these changes, it will also supercharge the future by reconfiguring how technology, data and services are deployed to meet consumers’ needs, transforming industries and cities in the process. As a leader in communications technology, our goal is to keep innovating to improve the lives of our customers and stakeholders. We are proud to be advancing the 5G charge and committed to creating a brighter digital future for all.
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (commonly abbreviated as Singtel, and previously stylised as SingTel) is a Singaporean multinational telecommunications conglomerate and one of the four major telcos operating in the country. The company is the largest mobile network operator in Singapore with 4.1 million subscribers and through subsidiaries, has a combined mobile subscriber base of 640 million customers at the end of financial year 2017. The company was known as Telecommunications Equipment until 1995. Singtel provides ISP, IPTV (Singtel TV) and mobile phone networks and fixed line telephony services.
Singtel has expanded aggressively outside its home market and owns shares in many regional operators, including full ownership of Australia's second largest telco Optus and 32.15% of Bharti Airtel, the third largest carrier in India.
Singtel controls significant market share in Australia and Singapore, with 82% of the fixed-line market, 47% of the mobile market and 43% of the broadband market in Singapore. Singtel is also the second-largest company by market capitalisation listed on the Singapore Exchange and is majority owned by Temasek Holdings, the investment arm of the Singapore government. Singtel is an active investor in innovation companies through its Singtel Innov8 subsidiary, founded in 2011 with S$200 million start up capital.