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OpenNet doubles fibre connections in 8 months in Singapore

Zafar Anjum | Sept. 3, 2012
OpenNet’s fibre subscriber base crossed the 200,000 mark in August 2012.

OpenNet's fibre subscriber base crossed the 200,000 mark in August 2012, announced the consortium responsible for building, managing and operating the world's first nationwide all-optical fibre platform, the key foundation of Singapore's Next Gen NBN.

With this figure, OpenNet said in a statement that it doubled its subscriber base in only eight months since hitting the 100,000 mark in January 2012.

Fibre connections to homes started in September 2010 and demand for fibre connections has been robust, the consortium said. The group considers this an important milestone as the current broadband market is a mature one, dominated by traditional ADSL and Cable broadband service.

"From the recently concluded Comex 2012, more than 7,000 subscribers were added," said OpenNet's director of Business Development and Communications, Daniel Ho. More people are beginning to recognise the benefits of switching over to a fibre broadband service. This is testimony to the continued efforts by OpenNet's broadband service providers in promoting the benefits of fibre networks over ADSL and Cable".

With the increased installation capacity implemented by OpenNet in August, waiting time for service providers to get a fibre connection from OpenNet is currently three business days, according to OpenNet's statement.


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