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IDA: OpenNet fibre reaches 95% of homes, offices

Published on Oct 15, 2012 4:09 PM
 
This file photo shows an OpenNet contractor doing installation work at the distribution panel located in the electrical riser of a HDB flat. Singapore's fibre optic broadband network has reached 95 per cent of homes and offices, said Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister of Information, Communications and the Arts, in Parliament today. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Singapore's fibre optic broadband network has reached 95 per cent of homes and offices, said Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister of Information, Communications and the Arts, in Parliament today.

OpenNet, builder of the network, has fulfilled its obligation to deploy the network to 95 per cent of homes and business as of mid-2012, he said.

There have been more than 220,000 signups, or close to one in five households, in less than two years since the launch of fibre broadband services.

But OpenNet is facing some delay in rolling out fibre to the remaining homes and businesses because it has taken longer than expected to work out the roll-out arrangements with its subcontractor, which is SingTel, he said.

 
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