Price and Performance of Residential Broadband Service Plans in Singapore

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Prices listed here are lowest available monthly subscription fees gleaned from the respective service providers' websites. Only fixed residential broadband plans without usage limits are listed. Additional discounts or bundling may be available through your service provider.


Plans with higher download throughput are better.

Average peak download throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It represents the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.

This is the metric with which most plans are sold.

List of Charts:

(Note: Charts will show 0 if no data is available)


Only performance of plans that are 200Mbps and below are currently published. Find out why.


Plans with higher upload throughput are better.

Average peak upload throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.

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(Note: Charts will show 0 if no data is available)


Only performance of plans that are 200Mbps and below are currently published. Find out why.


Plans with lower latencies are better.

Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.

Latency should be within 50ms for local traffic and 300ms for international traffic.

List of Charts:

(Note: Charts will show 0 if no data is available)


Only performance of plans that are 200Mbps and below are currently published. Find out why.


Plans with lower packet loss are better.

Packet loss tracks the amount of data packets dropped for a connection between the tested plan and the designated server and are rare in modern networks.

Level of packet loss acceptable depends on application. For general web surfing, effects of packet loss may not be noticeable until it exceeds 5%. Other application like online gaming, video streaming and online voice/video calls may be susceptible to packet loss at a much lower level.

List of Charts:

(Note: Charts will show 0 if no data is available)


Only performance of plans that are 200Mbps and below are currently published. Find out why.


Download throughput is only one of several factors affecting your online experience. You have access to the monthly subscription and the four main performance metrics of the plans by selecting the respective tabs on the top of the page.

You can select the plans to display using the control panel on the left.

Finally, if you wish to join our panel of broadband testers, please visit http://www.samknows.com.sg.


About the Charts

Each performance tab plots at least 2 sets of charts.

  • Local (IX) Charts show the mean performance of the plan against a test server hosted at Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX). This gives an estimated performance of internet connectivity for all measured plans from the service providers represented in Singapore.

  • International Charts show the mean performance of the plan against all test servers hosted in a specific country or region (e.g. International (US) averages servers in the US). This measures the international transit performance of the ISPs out of Singapore.

  • Local (SingNet, StarHub and M1 Internet Data Centres) Charts show the mean performance of a plan against test servers hosted within three Internet Data Centres in Singapore. These charts are useful to understand the connectivity between some of the different ISPs in Singapore.

  • On Net Charts show the performance of a plan against test servers hosted within the same ISP (i.e. SingNet 200Mbps Fibre plan against SingNet Internet Data Centre). This provides an estimate of the connectivity between your service provider and your home and serves as a good measure of how well the ISP's network is run. We currently only have On Net servers on SingNet, StarHub and M1 IDCs.

How are the results obtained?

  • These results were measured from probes installed in the homes of our test panelists. The tests were conducted during periods when the panellists were not actively using the internet connection. Our test panel consists mostly of volunteers from the public.

Why is my plan not represented?

  • IDA is constantly evaluating the ISP landscape in Singapore which includes monitoring the uptake of higher speed plans and will consider including these new plans when appropriate.

    Currently we publish plans that are 200Mbps and below which represent the majority of the internet population in Singapore. In addition, a representative number of panellists are required for a plan to be published.

How can I improve my connection?

  • You may find some useful guides on our Mobile and Broadband Advice page found here.

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