Subsidiary of Temasek Holdings
|Traded as||SGX: T48
|Founded||1879 (as Private Telephone Exchange)|
|Area served||Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Philippines, Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka|
|Key people||Simon Israel, Chairman
Chua Sock Koong, Group CEO
|Products||Fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services, digital television, IT and network services|
|Revenue||$18.183 billion SGD (March 2013)|
|Operating income||$5.200 billion SGD (March 2013)|
|Profit||$3.508 billion SGD (March 2013)|
Singapore Telecommunications Limited, commonly abbreviated as SingTel, is a Singaporean telecommunications company, with a combined mobile subscriber base of 416 million customers from its own operations and regional associates in 25 countries at end of June 2011 increased by 19 percent from a year ago, making it one of the largest mobile network operators in the Singapore and the 20-30 largest in the world.
SingTel has expanded aggressively outside its home market and owns shares in many regional operators, including 100% of the second largest Australian telco, Optus, which was acquired in 2000 from Cable & Wireless and other shareholders of Optus, and 32.3% (second largest shareholder after the promoters) of Bharti Airtel, the largest telco in India.
- SingTel announced that the sale of its entire 30% stake in Warid Telecom (Private) Limited to Warid Telecom Pakistan LLC has taken place on 15th Mar 2013
- SingTel was fined $180,000 for mio TV Disruption that happened to 115,000 subscribers while watching the Premier League games. The problems were Screen Freezing, Blurred images and picture distortion that happened on 13 May 2012 from 10:15 PM and full service quality only resumed at 12:15 AM after the televised match ended.
- SingTel has reached 400,000 customer milestone for its mio TV Service.
- From December 2012, SingTel started providing 4G LTE services across Singapore.
- SingTel is one of the bidders for the newly opened Myanmar Mobile licenses.
- SingTel acquired mobile advertising technology company Amobee in March 2012 for $321 million.
- SingTel secures Broadcast Rights to the 2012 London Olympics and 15 New ESPN STAR Sports channels Free of charge to its mio TV Services.
- SingTel apologises for mio TV Service Disruptions that happened on BPL Final Day on 13 May 2012 that affected viewers around the whole Singapore.Fans missed most important moments on Man City vs OPR and Sunderland vs Manchester United during the final crucial minutes of BPL 2011/2012 Seasons.
- SingTel secures broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League on mio Sports Channel 111-113 on its mio TV Service.
- SingTel has won the rights to broadcast the Premier League matches across its platforms for another three years till 2016 Seasons signed under MP and Sliva.
- In January 2011, SingTel launches Top Hindi channels COLORS and MTV India on mio TV Services.
- In February 2011, SingTel had free mio TV programmes on the house this Chinese New Year for all customers.
- SingTel mio TV & ESPN STAR Sports to showcase Cricket’s biggest event with the ICC Cricket World Cup broadcast in Singapore
- On 1 May 2011,SingTel brings the BPL to Singapore homes in stunning 3D for its mio TV Service.
- In May 2011, SingTel announced that they will be aiming to double the size of its satellite business, with two additional launches by 2013.
- In late September 2011, SingTel was once again the sponsor of Formula 1 Racing.
- In July 2011, SingTel announces that 3 More entertainment, sports and news programming for mio TV customers.
- On 10 Aug 2011, mio Stadium gets bigger and better in its second BPL season for mio TV Services.
- On 23 August 2011, SingTel launches Jia Le channel for its mio TV Services that will focus on top-rated dramas and variety shows in both Hokkien and Mandarin
- On 30 August 2011,SingTel launches Celestial Movies Channel for its mio TV Services.
- On 31 October 2011,SingTel mio TV presents the hottest in Korean entertainment with ONE HD
- On 14 November 2012,SingTel launches KIX HD as it launches first on mio TV Service.
- With the two other Singapore mobile operators, which are M1 Limited and StarHub, it introduces iPhone 4S on 28 October
- On November 2011, SingTel officially launched Singapore's first e-book provider, Skoob and is available through web, iOS or Android app.
- On 3 December, SingTel launches Sundance Channel and WE tv make their Asian debut on mio TV.
- On 30 November,SingTel announces Russia Today launches on mio TV for free of charge.
- On 18 November, Both ESPN STAR Sports & SingTel Unveil ESPNEWS on mio TV
- On 6 November, SingTel mio TV announces Early Bird offers for sports fans
- On 5 November, SingTel wins S$21 million Resorts World Sentosa contract
- On October 10, SingTel cuts the cost of watching Barclays Premier League games by more than half
- On October 2, SingTel will bring two new channels including Astro World on Demand for malay programming and Kalaignar TV for indian programming for its mio TV Service.
- On October 1, SingTel has won the rights to broadcast the Premier League matches across its platforms, as well as exclusive broadcast rights to ESPN STAR Sports for mio TV.
- On 29 September 2009,SingTel bids for broadcast rights to EPL for its mio TV services.
- On 3 September 2009,SingTel mio TV announces exciting new line up of Season Pass US TV Series titles
- On 22 August 2009,SingTel mio TV launches Asia’s first regional lifestyle HD channel
- On 7 August 2009,SingTel first pay TV operator in Singapore to offer the best of ‘live’ European football for free.
- On 22 July 2009,SingTel launches exciting selection of British content on mio TV But it was removed in August 2012 due to Adding in Fox International Channels in September 2012.
- On 16 July 2009,ITV Global’s Granada TV Channel Launches in Singapore on its mio TV Service.But it was removed in August 2012 due to Adding in Fox International Channels in September 2012.
- On July 10, SingTel announced that they are launching iPhone 3GS commercially.
- On 1 July 2009,SingTel launches Football Frenzy, bringing local fans a fully immersive social football experience for its mio TV,Broadband and Mobile phones.
- On 29 June 2009,SingTel mio TV celebrates its 100,000th customer
- On 11 June 2009,SingTel mio TV adds Zee Tamil to channel line-up
- On 9 June 2009,SingTel mio TV’s US TV Pack brings unbeatable value to fans of US TV Series
- On 5 June 2009,SingTel ups the British quotient on mio TV
- On 15 April 2009,SingTel mio TV brings India’s No.1 English Travel and Lifestyle Channel to Singapore audiences
- On 23 March 2009,SingTel mio TV will add Astro RIA and Astro ARUNA to channel line-up
- On 30 January 2009,SingTel announces mio TV’s new SuperSaver packs include on-demand and HD content.
- On 15 January 2009,SingTel announces The new SingTel shop: Bringing the ultimate multimedia shopping experience with mio TV,Broadband,mio Voice and Mobile phones under one roof.
- SingTel and Apple jointly announced that Singtel will be the first mobile operator to launch iPhone 3G and its services to Singapore in June.
- In the month of June, SingTel was the title sponsor of the inaugural Formula One night race in Singapore. It was once again the title sponsor of the Singapore 2009 Formula One night race.
- Mio TV was launched commercially on 20 July 2007 and began its services on 21 July 2007.
- SingTel Generation mio was launched commercially on 9 January 2007 and began its services on 21 January 2007
- SingTel launched its commercial 3G services in February.
- SingTel sold 60% of Singapore Post (SingPost) in May during an IPO in an effort to focus on its core telecommunications services business.
- SingTel divested its stakes in Yellow Pages in June, its directory business to CVC Asia Pacific and J.P. Morgan Partners Asia for S$220 million.
- SingTel announced that it has appointed Ericsson as the vendor for its 3G network in Singapore in July.
- SingTel was awarded a 3G licence in April
- SingTel was incorporated in March (as Telecommunications Equipment) and became a public company in October 1993. SingTel currently remains as Singapore’s largest IPO. It was listed on the Singapore Exchange in November 1993 and on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2001.
- SingTel introduced the somewhat-popular Call zone service, made defunct in 1997.
- The Singapore Telephone Board (STB) was incorporated as a statutory board with exclusive rights to operate telephone service within Singapore. This was followed by the merger of STB and Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) in 1974. Up until that time, STB was responsible for local services, while TAS provided international services. 1982 saw the merger of the Postal Department with Telecoms.
- Three years after Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone invention, Bennet Pell started a private telephone exchange in Singapore that had 50 lines.
Board of Directors 
- Chairman, SingTel: Simon Israel
- Group CEO, SingTel: Chua Sock Koong
- Chairman, Great Eastern Life: Fang Ai Lian
- Chairman, Totalisator Board & Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers, Bobby Chin Yoke Choong
- Founder, HOPU Investment Management Co.: Dominic Chiu Fai Ho
- Partners, NewSmith Capital Partners LLP: Low Check Kian
- Chairman, AMP Limited: Peter Edward Mason
- Chairman, Credit Suisse, Asia Pacific: Kaikhushru Nargolwala
- Head of Singapore’s Civil Service, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of Singapore, Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Permanent Secretary for National Security and Intelligence Co-ordination: Peter Ong
- Chairman, Infocomm Investments: Ong Peng Tsin
Senior Management 
- Group CEO: Chua Sock Koong
- Group CFO: Jeann Low
- Group CIO: Andrew Buay (covering)
- CEO Singapore: Allen Lew
- CEO International: Hui Weng Cheong
- CEO SingTel Optus: Paul O'Sullivan
Global Offices 
Network and Infrastructure 
SingTel has a claimed to be well-established and extensive communications network and infrastructure in Singapore and Australia. However, its network is constantly congested due to high network traffic and constant refusal to resolve it. The Group’s advanced mobile networks cover 100% and 94% of the Singapore and Australian populations respectively. In addition, the Group has interests in about 50 submarine cables with landing points in more than 50 locations in Asia. It is a major investor in many of the world's most sophisticated submarine cable systems, such as SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE 4, APCN, APCN 2, China-US, Japan-US, C2C, i2i and Southern Cross.
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The SingTel group of companies includes subsidiaries, associated companies, as well as shareholdings in overseas entities. Its mainstay is in the mobile phone industry, where it has a total subscription base of 426 million as of 23 January 2013:
Mobile industry subsidiaries 
|Advanced Info Service||Thailand||21.4%|
Non mobile industry subsidiaries 
Other members of the SingTel group includes:
- The three wholly owned subsidiaries of SingNet, a wholly owned internet service provider
- SingTel Digital Media Pte Ltd (STDM) which owns content portal, insing.com
- NCS, an information technology and communications engineering services provider.
Associate companies include the Singapore Post, which was formerly a subsidiary until its separate listing on the Singapore Exchange in May 2003 and the New Century Infocomm of Taiwan which SingTel has a 24.5% stake. SingTel also owns 20.33% stake in Hong Kong's APT Satellite.
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