Public consultation on the Long Form Consolidation Application for the Acquisition of OpenNet Pte Ltd

  • Issued Date: 28 Aug 2013
  • Decision Date: 21 Nov 2013

21 November 2013

IDA's Decision - Released on 21 November 2013

IDA has issued its decision on the Long Form Consolidation Application for the Acquisition of OpenNet Pte Ltd.

IDA's Decision
Explanatory Memorandum
IDA's Decision Letter to the Applicants

In the interest of achieving a balanced and objective assessment, IDA invited the Applicants to comment on the issues raised in the respondents' submission to IDA's Public Consultation on the proposed Consolidation. The non-confidential version of the Applicants' submission to IDA is attached below.

Submission from CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd, NetLink Trust and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd Dated 18 November 2013
Public Response by Applicants

Post-Consolidation Entity Monitoring Board

The Post-Consolidation Entity (PCE) Monitoring Board has been established by IDA to monitor the activities of the PCE, to ensure that the PCE is compliant with its Control and Ownership restrictions, as required by its Facilities-Based Operations Licence.

PCE Monitoring Board Members

Composition  Current Monitoring Board
Chairman Mr Leong Keng Thai, Director-General (Telecoms & Post), IDA
Members Mr Christopher Ng, Assistant Chief Executive (Regulatory), MDA

Ms Wong Mui Quee, Senior Director (Economic Regulation), EMA

Mr Herbert Fung, Director (Business and Economics Division), CCS

Mr Alex Tan, Director (Next Generation Info-communications Infrastructure), IDA

Terms of Reference of the PCE Monitoring Board

The terms of reference of the PCE Monitoring Board can be found here.

25 September 2013

Responses Received at Closing Date - 25 September 2013
Andrew Ngiam
F.T. Ling
Max Ong
Joint submission by the Asia Pacific Carriers' Coalition, M1 Limited, MyRepublic Pte Ltd, Nucleus Connect Pte Ltd, StarHub Ltd, SuperInternet Access Pte Ltd and ViewQwest Pte Ltd

6 September 2013

Public Consultation on the Long Form Consolidation Application for the Acquisition of OpenNet Pte Ltd

In view of requests from the industry for more time to submit their comments, IDA will extend the closing date for the public consultation on the Long Form Consolidation Application for the Acquisition of OpenNet Pte Ltd till 25 September 2013, 12 noon.

28 August 2013

IDA would like to seek the views and comments from the industry and members of the public on the Long Form Consolidation Application submitted by OpenNet Pte Ltd, NetLink Trust, CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.

IDA Consultation Paper
Long Form Consolidation Application Submitted by OpenNet Pte Ltd, NetLink Trust, CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd
Annex A - Long Form Consolidation Application by OpenNet Pte Ltd, NetLink Trust, CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (including Non-Confidential Annexure 2)
Non-Confidential Annexure 1: SingTel Group Annual Report for year ended 31 March 2013
Non-Confidential Annexure 11: OpenNet's Audited Statement for the year ended 31 March 2013
Non-Confidential Annexure 12: NetLink Trust's Audited Statement for the year ended 31 March 2013
Non-Confidential Annexure 13: CityNet's Audited Statement for the year ended 31 March 2013

All views and comments should be submitted in writing and sent to IDA by fax or in soft copy. Submissions should reach IDA before 12 noon, 18 September 2013. Commenting parties are required to include their personal or company particulars, correspondence address, contact number and email address in their submissions.

All comments should be addressed to:
Aileen Chia (Ms)
Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post)
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
10 Pasir Panjang Road
#10-01 Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117438
Fax: +65 6211 2116

AND

Please submit your soft copies via email to IDA_Consultation@ida.gov.sg. You may also submit a hardcopy to fax number: +65 6211 2116.

IDA reserves the right to make public any written submissions and to disclose the identity of the source. Commenting parties may request confidential treatment for any part of the submission that the commenting party believes to be proprietary, confidential or commercially sensitive. Any such information should be clearly marked and placed in a separate annex.


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