The Size Of Singapore Telecommunication Limited’s Empire In 20 Numbers

Singapore Telecommunications Limited  (SGX: Z74) is the largest listed company in Singapore.

Singaporeans may be familiar with the mobile services it provides. But, Singtel’s business empire stretches far beyond the Lion City’s shores. The telco’s latest annual report had 20 key figures that gives context to its vast reach:

  1. Singtel has been operating for 137 years. It currently serves over 600 million mobile customers in 25 countries. Over 70% of its net profit comes from overseas.
  2. Singtel has a strong position in its home base of Singapore. The telco leads with a 50% mobile market share and 4.1 million customers. As impressive as that sounds, Singapore is its smallest market. Singtel’s associate Airtel has 251 million mobile customers in India alone, making the associate the market leader there. Airtel also boasts 10 million customers in South Asia and 81 million international customers. In addition, it has operations in 17 African countries.
  3. Meanwhile, another of Singtel’s associates, Telkomsel, has 154 million mobile customers in Indonesia and a 48% market share there, making it the largest telco in the country. Singtel also has a stake in AIS, Thailand’s leading mobile provider. The latter has 39 million mobile customers.
  4. Elsewhere, Singtel has a stake in Globe, the number two mobile company in the Philippines. Globe boasts a 46% market share. Finally, Singtel’s Australian subsidiary Optus has a 30% market share and 9.3 million mobile customers.
  5. Singtel believes that consumer habits are evolving towards data services. It has signed up 198 million mobile data users across its associates’ markets.
  6. Singtel’s empire extends beyond consumers as well. The telco’s Group Enterprise segment has 13 data centres across Asia Pacific. Singtel’s acquisition of cyber security services provider Trustwave in 2015 brings on-board 12 security operation centres and 1,800 cyber security professionals.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Chin Hui Leong doesn't own shares in any company mentioned.