The telecom industry in Singapore is very developed, counting a great number of companies offering various services. The infrastructure and the legislation created by the government make this economic sector one of the most prolific in the country.
Starting a business in telecommunications in Singapore implies several steps, among which the licensing is one of the most important. If you want to become a licensed telecommunications provider, you will first need to register a company in Singapore. Our company formation agents in Singapore can guide you through this procedure.
Types of telecommunication licenses in Singapore
The following types of licenses must be obtained by those interested in providing telecommunications services in Singapore:
- - a facilities-based operation permit for providing fixed lines telecom services;
- - a services-based operation permit for providing internet access services;
- - a satellite downlink/uplink for broadcasting activities license for offering access to third-party operators;
- - a satellite downlink only business license for companies offering web hosting services;
- - a VSAT license for corporate communications services for providing telecom services to companies;
- - a telecommunication single or class dealer license for selling telecommunications equipment;
- - a mobile network service license for companies providing mobile cellular services.
Each of these types of telecom licenses is subject to different requirements issued by the Infocomm Media Development Authority in Singapore (IMDA).
How to obtain a telecommunications license - a procedure explained by our company formation agents in Singapore
In order to apply for a telecommunication services license, one must first register a company with ACRA and then apply for the needed type of license with the IMDA. The following documents are generally required for becoming a provider of telecommunications services in Singapore:
- - the company’s registration certificate and the business registration profile of the company;
- - information about the company’s shareholders, directors, and the paid-up capital;
- - a description of the services to be provided, which in certain cases must be accompanied by templates of the services or equipment to be provided/respectively used;
- - a 3-year business plan or the latest audited financial statements can also be required in certain cases;
- - information about the satellites and the location where these will be placed, in case satellite services will be provided.
For complete information on how to obtain a license for the provision of telecommunication services and assistance in registering a company for this purpose, please contact our Singapore company formation advisors.