SingTel today announced its plans to boost the adoption and speeds of fibre-based services in Singapore, in support of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) iN2015 vision.
SingTel will cease deploying copper to new residential buildings that obtain Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) status from 1 December 2013 and will serve customers in these buildings using fibre-based services. This will help to improve and drive adoption of high speed next-generation fibre-based services and applications in Singapore.
To facilitate the transition, SingTel will offer a range of exclusive plans to existing customers of copper-based services, who are moving into these new fibre-only residential buildings. These plans aim to ensure that the majority of these customers will be able to experience the benefits of high-speed fibre services without paying more for their broadband and voice subscriptions:
i. Existing SingTel ADSL broadband customers will be offered exclusive 2-year fibre broadband plans at preferential rates.
ii. Analogue fixed voice line customers will be offered SingTel’s Digital Home Line service at the same monthly subscription. With unlimited free local calls, Digital Home Line users will enjoy cost savings.
iii. For even more cost savings, customers can subscribe to attractive bundles that include broadband, mio TV and Digital Home Line.
iv. Customers of copper-based mio TV can also enjoy promotional rates for mio TV on fibre.
Customers who prefer not to take up the preferential plans will be released from their existing contract without incurring early termination charges. (Details will be announced in September)