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Singapore Telecommunications Limited
Type Public (SGX: T48, ASXSGT)
Founded Private Telephone Exchange (1879)
Headquarters Singapore Singapore
Key people Chumpol NaLamlieng, Chairman
Chua Sock Koong, Group Chief Executive Officer
Industry Telecommunications
Products Mobile
Fixed Network
Revenue $14.93 billion SGD (March 2009)
Operating income $4.431 billion SGD (March 2009)
Employees >23,000
Parent Temasek Holdings
Website SingTel Homepage

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: T48, ASXSGT), commonly abbreviated as SingTel, is a telecommunications company, with a combined mobile subscriber base of 285 million customers from its own operations and regional associates at the end of December 2009 [1]. SingTel provides ISP (SingNet), IPTV (mio TV), mobile phone and fixed line telephony services.

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%(second largest shareholder after the promoters) of Bharti Airtel, the largest telco in India.

SingTel is the largest company by market capitalisation listed on the Singapore Exchange and is majority owned by Temasek Holdings, the investment arm of the Singapore government.

Network and Infrastructure

SingTel has a well-established and extensive communications network and infrastructure in Singapore and Australia. 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.[2]

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