NetLink Trust designs, builds, owns and operates the passive fibre network infrastructure of Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN).  An initiative led by the Singapore government, the Next Gen NBN aims to enhance the competitiveness of the economy through nationwide ultra-high-speed broadband access.  By providing an open, wholesale access to our fibre network, telecommunication operators can focus on offering innovative products and services to consumers and businesses without incurring high fixed costs.

We offer primarily three types of end user connections:

(a) Residential
(b) Non-residential
(c) Non-Building Address Point (NBAP)

The operations of NetLink Trust and the roll-out of the Next Gen NBN commenced in 2009, through OpenNet.  Singtel established NetLink Trust, a Business Trust, in 2011 to hold the passive non-fibre infrastructure assets (comprising ducts, manholes and Central Offices) used to support OpenNet’s deployment of the fibre network for the Next Gen NBN.  NetLink Trust subsequently acquired OpenNet in November 2013 and fully integrated its operations in October 2014.  In order to maintain the neutrality of NetLink Trust, Singtel sold 75% of its Units through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in July 2017.

The future of fibre is unlimited.  With its capability to transmit an infinite amount of data at scalable speed, it is an ideal medium to support the unabated growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, cloud computing, autonomous driving, smart manufacturing, remote surgery and other digital applications.