Fastest Broadband in Singapore
Finding the fastest broadband plans isn’t easy, especially when you think of the number of broadband deals each of the 6+ providers offers in Singapore. That’s why the team here at EnjoyCompare have decided to short-list what we think are the fastest broadband deals, which offer latency control, superfast 2Gbps connections and wifi options to maintain speeds within your home. Singapore enjoys a nationalised fibre network setup and maintained by NetLink Trust, Which continues to design, build, own and operate the passive fibre network infrastructure (comprising ducts, manholes, fibre cables and Central Offices) of Singapore’s Next Gen NBN.
Fast broadband in Singapore
The fastest residential broadband speeds in Singapore is 2Gbps initially offered by ViewQwest. However, MyRepublic also offers a Dual 1Gbps fibre broadband plan that provides users with two fibre connections, both running at 1Gbps.
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2 x 1Gbps
- What third-party router can I use in conjunction with the modem/router? You can use any third party router that can be set as an Access Point (AP).
- My speed test isn’t going beyond 1Gbps, is this normal? Yes – Each wired connection on the modem/router, and on the third party router, cannot go beyond 1Gbps. However, the combined total bandwidth of all devices in your household is 2Gbps.
- I want to connect more than 1 third party router to the modem/router in order to get better Wi-Fi coverage throughout my house, is this possible? Yes – The diagram here is an example of a simplified setup. So long as all your third-party routers are configured as Access Points (APs), you can connect up to 4 of them to the modem/router to gain huge Wi-Fi coverage and a large number of wired connections.
Speed isn’t everything
You might feel that you need the best speed offered on the market and why not for a few extra dollars. Well the few extra dollars add up over a 24month contract and you can save a considerable amount of money if you choose the right broadband speed for your needs. So what is a good speed? Well, most popular streaming websites require a minimum of 1.5Mbps for SD (Standard Definition) and 2.8Mbps for HD (high definition), however, most broadcaster recommends having “a little more bandwidth” to be able to stream smoothly. Netflix is the exception to the rule, with their recommendation of at least 3.0Mb for SD content and 5.0Mb for HD streams.
It’s our recommendation to pick a reasonable speed with a reputable broadband provider that offers latency and lag protection, routing your data requests through the quickest route on the world-wide-web, while reducing noise and bag data packages. What’s more, make sure you use a wired connection to your internet devices where possible, as this will greatly improve the connection and speeds you experience. Most Wi-Fi routers can only handle speeds of up to 35-75Mbps over 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz can run at 300Mbps (depending on your router and if you’re using the latest Wireless LAN Technology).