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Vital link in Singapore's Smart Nation initiative

Mr Tong Yew Heng, chief executive of NetLink NBN Trust, says that in the residential segment, NetLink is the only fibre network provider with nationwide coverage. For the non-residential segment, NetLink's competitive edge is its extensive nationwide
Mr Tong Yew Heng, chief executive of NetLink NBN Trust, says that in the residential segment, NetLink is the only fibre network provider with nationwide coverage. For the non-residential segment, NetLink's competitive edge is its extensive nationwide network, as its fibre reaches all commercial buildings in Singapore regardless of their size.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

In this monthly series, The Sunday Times and the Singapore Exchange's research team interview company bosses to help investors get a better look at a firm's operations, one that goes beyond the financials. We speak to NetLink NBN Trust CEO Tong Yew Heng.

NetLink NBN Trust's (NetLink) nationwide network is the foundation of the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN), over which ultra-high-speed Internet access is delivered to residential and non-residential premises throughout Singapore and its connected islands.

NetLink, which listed on the mainboard in July 2017, is the appointed network company for the Next Gen NBN.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'Vital link in Singapore's Smart Nation initiative'. Print Edition | Subscribe