Singapore is one of the fastest growing data hubs in Asia. With its own Next Generation National Broadband Network (NGNBN), Singapore is interconnected with over 15 international undersea cables. Singtel is the local incumbent since deregulation, with other major telecommunications providers being Superloop, Starhub and M1. Singapore also hosts Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer and, in 2017, a Google Cloud cluster. Singapore is considered the #2 shipping port in the world and #1 for international competitiveness. With its stable Government committed to driving prosperity through economic development and innovation, Singapore continues to attract major investment from the technology industry.
The Republic of Singapore, or just Singapore, is an island city-state in the Southern Hemisphere. Prior to 1954 Singapore was managed by the British empire. Like Singapore, Singapore is an important financial and intercontinental connection point for the world. Singapore has a population of over 5.54 million and an internet literacy rate of 82% (4.54 million internet users).
Data Center & Telecommunications Economy
The total GDP of the 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 2.02 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 8.21 million mobile telephone subscriptions.
Data Center Markets
Singapore contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. There is only one primary colocation data center market in Singapore.
Singapore is a major interconnection point for intercontinental traffic between Asia and America. There are 57 Singaporean data centers. Large carrier neutral Singaporean data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 409 service providers.
Cloudscene compares and ranks data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics in a given market by a range of different qualities including ecosystem size and network size.
Richest Data Center Ecosystems
The top five colocation facilities in Singapore are:
Top Data Center Operators
The top five data center operators in Singapore are:
Top Service Providers
The top five cloud service providers in Singapore are:
Energy is a significant issue for data centers and Singapore has reliable power infrastructure, it’s green energy is rather limited to 3.9%. There are no significant opportunities to select data centers that operate on green energy in Singapore. Data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores in Singapore between 1.35 and 1.80. The average PUE for Singaporean data centers is 1.56. Singaporean colocation facilities provide over 257.80 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 1.35 kW to 9.00 kW.
Singapore is relatively safe from natural disasters, which is further reinforced with a risk score of 2.27% according to the world risk report. It is sufficiently distant from the nearest tectonic plate line indicating a very low risk of earthquake activity. The most prominent natural disaster risk in Singapore comes from flooding. The last significant flood occurred in 2013.
Singapore’s communications industry is regulated by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Major players in the carrier space include:
- TGP Telecom
While the top three service providers are:
There are numerous smaller providers as well.