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Tables and Figures

Table 1. Informatization Indicators for Singapore

a) Consumer electronics (1995)













% of households owning:













any TV 100%













two or more TVs 43%













any VCR 86%













two or more VCRs 15%













laser disc player 16%













b) Newspapers (1994)













total newspaper circulation/pop. 35.1%













c) IT (1994)













% of households:











having a PC at home 30%













having modem connection 10%













subscriber to Teleview 4-5%













having internet account 5-6%













% of companies with 10+ employees using computers 90%













av. number of PCs/terminals per 100 employees 36













% of companies using computer linked to LAN 58%













d) Telecommunications (1994)













number of subscribers/100 population













telephone lines (DEL) 44.7













pagers 26.8











mobile phones 7.6













Sources: (a) Survey Research Singapore

(b) Singapore Facts & Pictures 1995

(c) NCB

(d) Singapore Telecoms



Table 2. Computer Penetration in Enterprises Employing 10 Persons or More, Singapore, 1982-94
Year% Establishments using

computersAverage # of Employees per PC/ Workstation/Terminals% Establishments with Local Area



Networks

























198213n.an.a























198535n.an.a

























198759n.an.a

























1989685.0n.a























1992843.839

























1994902.858

























Source: NCB IT Usage Survey, various years

Table 3. Growth of Singapore's IT Industry, 1982-94

YearIT Sales in S$ million

























Domestic IT SalesExport IT SalesTotal IT Sales

























1982208.550.5259.0

























1983303.464.3367.7























1984382.964.3473.8

























1985435.490.9560.7

























1986505.8125.3649.2

























1987613.7143.5789.1

























1988827.8175.41065.3

























19891126.0237.51483.5

























19901490.5357.52147.8























19911804.0657.22644.2

























19921877.2840.23019.1

























19932092.31625.33717.6























19942793.42214.85008.2

























Average growth % p.a 1982-9424.137.028.0

























Source: NCB Annual IT Industry Survey, various years

Note: Sales refer to all IT-related sales (hardware, software and IT services) to end-users by IT vendors only. The figures therefore differ from production output figures of IT, hardware manufacturing establishments by EDB, and also differ from export statistics of IT products by TDB. All figures are in current prices.


Table 4. Schedule of Telecommunications Services liberalization in Singapore


Telecommunications sectorCurrent status of liberalization













Local fixed line telephonySTel will maintain its monopoly until 2007, but by April 2002, other operators may be licensed to provide fixed telecommunications services, provided these are ancillary to their principal services













International callsSTel will maintain its monopoly until 2006













mobile telephony and pagingSTel's current monopoly will expire on April 1st 1997; a second license for mobile phones and three additional licences for paging have been approved











public trunk radio network operation A second licence will be issued by Jan. 1, 1996













VSAThousehold usage remains prohibited, but companies are allowed since early 1995 to operate their own VSATs for intra-corporate use and closed user networks. Reception of TV broadcast signals remains prohibited.













satellite uplink/downlinkPrior to 1994, only STel and SBC (now TCS) were licensed; since then, Singapore Technologies Teleport has been licensed to provide services to other broadcasters (but not telecom. services), while foreign broadcasters have also been licensed to transmit their own signals (ESPN, Disney)













differential global positioning system (DGPS)Two licenses were issued by the end of 1994, others to be approved if necessary













Multimedia broadband switching networkSCV is currently licensed to deliver video signals to the home. STel has been given a license to conduct VOD trials over its telecom network. A third licensed operator may be allowed in 3-5 years' time













Table 4. (cont’d.)













VANsVAN operators are currently allowed to offer their services only to their own subscribers. In the near future, they will be allowed to connect to one another through leased circuits













Internet access provision2 other operators have been licensed in addition to STel















Figure 1. National Information Infrastructure: A New Strategic Framework

Source: NCB (1992)



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