Monday, 19 November 2018

Education, publicity key to fibre broadband uptake

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Singapore
Thursday 23 June 11

Singapore fibre rollout project proves you can cover a building with fibre, but you can't make the residents connect.

Countries currently planning large-scale fibre-optic network rollouts should take heed from the experience in Singapore, where operators are struggling to encourage users to sign up to high-speed broadband services. If we were beginning the project again, we would do “a little bit more publicity on the benefits of fibre,” SingTel Singapore CEO Allen Lew admitted at a conference session at CommunicAsia earlier this week…

Countries currently planning large-scale fibre-optic network rollouts should take heed from the experience in Singapore, where operators are struggling to encourage users to sign up to high-speed broadband services. If we were beginning the project again, we would do “a little bit more publicity on the benefits of fibre,” SingTel Singapore CEO Allen Lew admitted at a conference session at CommunicAsia earlier this week…

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