The Republic of Singapore is an island city-state in the Asia Pacific region. An important financial and intercontinental connection point for the world, Singapore has a population of over 6.20 million, and an internet literacy rate of 81% (4.68 million internet users).
Singapore’s telecommunications sector is considered one of the most advanced globally, boasting an enviable network infrastructure and first-class connectivity. And with a strong government influence advocating innovation and growth, Singapore has placed in the top two countries in the World Economic Forum’s Network Readiness Index (NRI) for the past decade since 2010.
The total GDP of Singapore is over US $293 billion and with a contribution of 7% from the digital economy, Singapore’s data center industry is thriving. Besides Singapore’s data centers, the digital economy includes 2 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 8.57 million mobile telephone subscriptions.
Home to 24 submarine cables, Singapore is also one of the most cloud-connected locations in the world, with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer and Google Cloud present in the island city-state. Alibaba also recently revealed that it had selected Singapore as one of seven locations to host its research labs, part of the company’s new US $15 billion global research programme.
A major interconnection point for intercontinental traffic between Asia and America, Singapore has 102 data centers. The region’s large carrier neutral data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to 1,190 service providers.
Energy is a significant issue for data centers worldwide, while Singapore has reliable power infrastructure, its green energy is rather limited at 2%. Nonetheless, data center enterprises enjoy a range of PUE scores in Singapore, between 1.20 and 1.90, with the average PUE for Singapore’s data centers sitting at 1.48. Singapore’s colocation facilities provide over 599.78 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 1.50 kW to 5.40 kW.