Singtel to Expand Fiber Broadband and Shut Down ADSL Network by April 2018

Singtel to Expand Fiber Broadband and Shut Down ADSL Network by April 2018 Image Credit: Singtel

Singtel this week announced that it will accelerate fibre-based service adoption for its business and residential customers.

The Operator will progressively shutting down its copper-based ADSL that support broadband, TV, Digital Voice and private network services network by April 2018.

In line with this push, Singtel will cease copper deployment to commercial buildings that obtain Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) status from April 2018 and will serve customers in these buildings using fibre-based networks. Commercial buildings that obtain TOP status before April 2018 will not be affected.

Singtel ceased copper deployment to new residential buildings since 2013.

Wong Soon Nam, VP Consumer Products Singapore, Singtel
Fibre-based networks today is capable of offering far greater speeds and supporting a much wider range of services than the prevailing copper-based networks. Fibre also provides customers with a robust connectivity that supports unified business communication applications and smart home services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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