10g broadband internet

SINGAPORE – 21 FEB 2024

1. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will invest up to S$100 million to upgrade the 10Gbps Internet Nationwide Broadband Network (NBN), enabling it to remain future-ready. More than half a million households are expected to sign up and benefit from higher speeds of up to 10Gbps by 2028.

2. Digital technologies are developing rapidly, ranging from areas such as artificial intelligence, immersive digital experiences, and autonomous devices. A higher-capacity broadband network provides the foundation to enable these future innovations and opportunities. It is important for Singapore to invest ahead in foundational connectivity infrastructure, even as use cases continue to develop and evolve, so as to be future-ready. The upgraded NBN will form the backbone of future applications and innovation, at speeds up to 10 times faster than today.

Upgrade to 10 Gbps with up to S$100 million investment, to enable NBN to be future ready.

More than half a million households expected to sign up and benefit in next five years.

Investing ahead – Future ready 10 Gbps Internet broadband digital infrastructure

3. Singapore’s past investments in the first generation NBN in 2006 laid the foundation for a reliable and high bandwidth connectivity infrastructure. This has in turn supported the rapid pace of digital transformation. These early investments enabled our people and businesses to realise many of the benefits of digital technology that we enjoy today. This was also evident during the COVID-19 pandemic where the NBN allowed the whole of Singapore to seamlessly connect and continue to work and learn from home. Today, the NBN runs in all our homes, with more than 85% of residential homes on at least 1 Gbps services.

4. It has been 18 years since the first NBN investments. It is timely to upgrade the infrastructure, to ensure it continues to be future ready. The investment will support the upgrading of both the back-end network and front-end user equipment to enable up to 10 Gbps services and innovative offerings, at more competitive prices to businesses and consumers.

5. The upgrade of the NBN will take place from mid-2024 to 2026. Together with the roll-out of 5G mobile services and faster Wi-Fi networks, the 10Gbps internet NBN will provide more symmetric end-to-end 10Gbps connectivity. This will support maintaining Singapore’s global competitiveness and unlocking further economic opportunities.

Extracted from IMDA – Singapore is investing ahead in 10 Gbps Internet Nationwide Broadband Network (NBN) | IMDA – Infocomm Media Development Authority

Blazing Fast: Singapore’s Leap to 10Gbps Internet with Singtel, Starhub, and MyRepublic

Singapore, known for its technological prowess, has taken another giant leap forward with the introduction of 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) internet speeds. This unprecedented move by major telcos Singtel, Starhub, and MyRepublic is set to redefine connectivity in the Lion City. But what does this mean for businesses and power users? Let’s dive into the technical aspects of migrating from a 1 Gbps to a 10 Gbps network.

  1. The Need for Speed: With the rise of cloud computing, 4K/8K streaming, massive data transfers, and the impending rollout of 5G, the demand for bandwidth is skyrocketing. A 10 Gbps connection means you can download a 25GB 4K movie in just 20 seconds, compared to over 3 minutes on a 1 Gbps connection.
  2. Network Switch Upgrade: Your network is only as fast as its slowest component. To harness 10 Gbps speeds, you’ll need a switch that supports 10 GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet). Look for switches from brands like TP-Link, Cisco, HPE or Ubiquiti that offer SFP+ ports. These ports can handle both fiber and copper connections at 10 Gbps. Remember, not all ports on the switch may be 10 GbE, so plan your network topology accordingly.
  3. Firewall Considerations: Your firewall should not become a bottleneck. Enterprise-grade firewalls from Palo Alto, Fortinet, or SonicWall now offer 10 GbE interfaces. These not only provide high-speed connectivity but also have the processing power to perform deep packet inspection and advanced threat protection without compromising on speed.
  4. Cabling Matters: Enter Cat6A: While Cat6 can theoretically support 10 Gbps over short distances, Cat6A is the way to go. It supports 10 Gbps up to 100 meters and provides better shielding against crosstalk and electromagnetic interference. If you’re running cables through walls or ceilings, future-proof your setup with Cat6A.
  5. Workstation Network Adapters: Most modern desktops and servers don’t come with 10 GbE ports by default. You’ll need to upgrade your network interface cards (NICs). TP-Link’s TX401, Intel’s X550-T2 or X710 series, or Mellanox ConnectX-5, are solid choices. For laptops, consider Thunderbolt-to-10 GbE adapters.
  6. Infrastructure Considerations:
  • Power: 10 GbE devices often consume more power. Ensure your PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch can handle the load.
  • Cooling: Higher speeds mean more heat. Check that your server room or closet has adequate cooling.
  • Backbone: Your internal network’s backbone (connections between switches) should be upgraded to 40Gbps or even 100Gbps to prevent congestion.
  1. Singtel, Starhub, and MyRepublic: These telcos are not just offering speed but are also providing enterprise-grade routers and modems compatible with 10 Gbps. However, ensure that your service level agreement (SLA) covers the high-speed tier adequately.
  2. Cost vs. Benefit: Upgrading to 10 Gbps isn’t cheap. However, for businesses relying on real-time data, video conferencing, or large data transfers, the productivity gains can quickly offset the costs. It’s also about future-proofing; as more services demand higher bandwidth, you’ll already be ahead of the curve.
  3. Security at Speed: With great speed comes great responsibility. At 10 Gbps, a DDoS attack or malware spread can be devastating. Implement robust intrusion detection systems (IDS) and keep all devices, especially IoT gadgets, updated and segmented.
  4. Monitoring and Management: Tools like PRTG, SolarWinds, or Nagios become crucial. They can help you monitor bandwidth usage, identify bottlenecks, and ensure you’re getting the speeds you’re paying for.

Move to 10Gbps

Singapore’s move to 10Gbps internet, spearheaded by Singtel, Starhub, and MyRepublic, is more than just a speed bump. It’s a paradigm shift. For businesses and tech enthusiasts looking to harness this speed, it’s not just about the external connection. A holistic upgrade – from switches and firewalls to cables and NICs – is essential. The future is fast, and with the right setup, you can ensure you’re not left in the digital dust.

Remember, in the tech world, it’s not just about having the fastest car; it’s about having the right roads, signals, and pit crew.

Availability of 10Gbps Internet in Singapore

10 Gbps Internet is now available with Singtel, Starhub and MyRepublic for Residential Home Customers

Singtel 10GbpsStarhub 10GbpsMyRepublic 10Gbps
Price$62 per mth$69.95 per mth$59.99 per mth (Hyperspeed)

$69.99 per mth (Gamer with Ultra Low Latency)
EquipmentTP-Link HB810 BE22000 WiFi 7 Router TP-Link EB810v WiFi 7 router (3x 2.5Gbps LAN Ports)Top up $50 for TP-Link Archer BE805 Wi-Fi 7 router (worth $799)
InstallationFREEFREEFREE
Freebies1x WiFi Router
FREE installation
FREE 12 months of Singtel TV Ethnic Pack (new TV sign-ups only)
Home Line
Mobile Broadband (500MB)
24/7 call and chat support for all
Enhanced security, apps for work & play and more!
1 FREE TP-Link EB810v WiFi 7 router
Premier League for 24 mths
Disney+ Standard on us for 12 mths
Amazon Prime on us for 3 mths
FREE Home Phone Line with unlimited local calls

FREE Termination Point installation (worth up to $163.50 for new customers with no prior TP)
Contract Commitments24 months Subscription24 months Subscription24 months Subscription
URLSingtel 10GStarhub 10GMyRepublic 10G
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10 Gbps Internet is now available with Singtel, Starhub and MyRepublic for Commercial Office Customers

Singtel 10GbpsStarhub 10GbpsMyRepublic 10Gbps
Price$964.65 per mth???$850 per mth
EquipmentWIFI Router (worth $360)
InstallationFREEFREEFREE
Freebies
Contract Commitments24 months Subscription24 months Subscription24 months Subscription
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