Who regulates telcos in Singapore?

the IMDA
The telecoms sector is regulated by the IMDA under the Telecommunications Act (Cap. 323) (the Telecoms Act) and the Info-communications Media Development Authority Act 2016 (the IMDA Act).

How many telcos are there in Singapore?

11 telcos
With 11 telcos in the country, the value of Singapore’s telecommunications industry was at 9.51 billion Singapore dollars in 2018. The major telecom providers, Singtel, M1 and StarHub were recently joined by other companies such as Circles.

What is the most important aspect of the Telecommunications Act of 1996?

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business — to let any communications business compete in any market against any other.

How has the Telecommunications Act of 1996 affected the industry?

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 impact on the music industry is still felt today by musicians and the general radio listening public. The legislation eliminated a cap on nationwide station ownership and allowed an entity to own up to 4 stations in a single market.

Which organization regulates the wireless standards in Singapore?

IMDA regulates the use of telecommunication equipment in Singapore based on standards that specify the minimum technical requirements for the equipment.

What is Copif?

What is COPIF? The Code of Practice for Info-communication Facilities in Buildings (COPIF) specifies the duties of building owners / developers to provide adequate space, facilities and access for telecom licensees to provide their services. It also specifies the responsibilities of the telecom operators.

What are the 4 telcos in Singapore?


  • Singtel (includes sub-brand GOMO)
  • StarHub (includes sub-brand giga!)
  • M1.
  • SIMBA Telecom (formerly TPG Singapore)

What are the 11 telcos in Singapore?

And these are the 10 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), aka virtual telcos in the market right now:

  • Changi Mobile.
  • Circles. Life.
  • CMLink (China Mobile)
  • giga!
  • GOMO.
  • Gorilla Mobile.
  • MyRepublic Mobile.
  • redONE.

What is the Telecommunications Act 1997?

71.8 The Telecommunications Act regulates the activities of a number of participants in the telecommunications industry, including ‘carriers’ and ‘carriage service providers’. The statutory definitions of these terms are complex.

Which of the following is one of the major outcomes of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in the area of radio?

Which of the following was the major effect of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on radio? Fewer stations played urban contemporary music.

What are Imda standards?

IMDA regulates the use of telecommunication equipment based on Technical Specifications published by IMDA. A Technical Specification is a Standard which prescribes the minimum technical requirements to be fulfilled by telecommunication equipment intended for sale and use in Singapore.