No More 2G Data Services In Singapore From April 2017

Taking into consideration the increasing dip in 2G subscribers, mobile operators in Singapore will bring a closure to their 2G services from April 2017.The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has approved the request from telecom operators.


Operators have been asked to smoothly migrate their 2G customers as per the plan and they have also agreed to let their 2G subscribers continue with the existing plan after migrating to 3G. Those customers still using 2G handsets will also be provided with low cost 3G phones.

IDA estimates that all three operators have 99 % nationwide coverage for 4G services and that outdoor street-level coverage for 4G crosses 98 % therefore the closing down of 2G networks will free more spectrum for 3G and 4G services.

The IDA has taken note of the rapid drop in 2G subscribers from more than 2 million in 2011 to just around 2,50,000 now, which is just 3 percent of Singapore’s total mobile subscribers.

SingTel one of the big players in Singapore Telecom market stated that mobile operators will reach the remaining 2G users through SMS,calls and posters to advise them about the network closures.

Bhupendra holds a Post Graduate degree from Christ University. He is an investment banker & trader by profession and a writer by heart.

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RCOM has lost 2G licenses in some circles and has said that it aims to move its 2G customer to 3G. india is not Singapore. When you see Singapore, you must also see the countries which are still struck with 2G. Even our neighbor launched 3G in 2014.

abhishek chatterjee
abhishek chatterjee

yeah.. but our neighbour countries 3G & 4G tariff 3x & 4x times cheaper than India.

and sometimes they offers:

Telenor pakistan offers 30GB 3G at Rs60-Rs70 (pakistani rupees) for 7days valid..

Mobilink pakistan offers 24GB 3G at Rs5 (pakistani rupees) for 1day valid..

Telenor pakistan’s bundle offers when you purchase some selected mobile phones:

you get Unlimited 3G for 2 or 3months..

FUP limit is 200GB per month on 3G speed and after that 256kbps..


I think the Gulf countries (Kuwait, U.A.E, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi) are the only countries that have all the 3 network (2G, 3G and 4G) at most of the places. But look the case in India !!!!. No 3G coverage if you move out of most of the town and city limits !!!!. Then think of the weak 2300 MHz 4G (how can it penetrate inside the buildings?).

No one can point out a single stretch of at least 60 Km (away from the town limit) of continuous 3G coverage.

Saurabh Yadav
Saurabh Yadav

And we are seeing 2G data rates hike in India…lol

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