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OpenNet bumps up installation capacity again

Madura McCormack | Oct. 22, 2012
Increases connections by 15 percent to reach 3550 per week

OpenNet today announced the expansion of its installation capacity from 3100 to 3550 per week, an increment of 15 percent.

The OpenNet consortium, made up by Singapore Press Holding, SingTel, SP Telecommunications and Axia Netmedia, claims that the increase comes after its quarterly review revealed high demand for installation of Singapore's next generation NBN.

"After the quarterly review, OpenNet is happy to increase its capacity to meet the growing demand for fibre installation. OpenNet will continue to monitor and adjust its capacity to meet changes in demand," says Daniel Ho, director of Business Development and Communications for OpenNet.

This is the second time OpenNet has increased installation capacity since August this year, when the consortium went from 2400 to 3100 connections a week.

The subscriber base, according to the statement, has grown to 220,000 as of September 2012. This is more than double the 100,000 mark reached in January this year.

With relation to growth, Ho says that "With the penetration of fibre broadband reaching 20 percent of households in Singapore, OpenNet and its partners need to step up on education and marketing initiatives to reach out to a wider audience beyond the early adopters."


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