The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) is part of the Intelligent Nation 2015 or iN2015 blueprint for galvanizing Singapore into a sophisticated city with seamless high-speed connectivity.
In the Next Gen NBN initiative, there are three layers involved in the structure to ensure an effective open access. This will allow the benefits of Next Gen NBN to be made available to all industry players.
1st layer – Network Company (NetCo)
OpenNet is the passive infrastructure company (NetCo) that manages and operates the physical fibre optic platform. OpenNet installs fibre network cables and Termination Boxes in homes and offices via their contractors. This completes the physical requirements for fibre broadband.
2nd layer – Operating Company (OpCo)
With this fibre network cables and Termination Boxes installed, the active infrastructure company (OpCo also known as Requesting Licensees) designs, build and operates the Fibre Network’s active infrastructure. These service providers (Requesting Licensees) in turn wholesale bandwidth services to Internet Service Providers.
List of service providers (Requesting Licensees)
3rd layer – Internet Services Providers (ISPs)
The Internet Service Providers will then purchase bandwidth connectivity from the OpCos, price and sell fibre connection services to residential and non-residential end-users.
- Click here for a list of Residential Internet Service Providers
- Click here for a list of Non-Residential Internet Service Providers