IDA fined OpenNet S$750K for wiring and connecting users too slowly. Fees expected to rise as cost will be passed on to customers, 20 Nov 2013
The builder of Singapore's nationwide broadband network has been slapped with its largest fine yet at S$750,000 for falling behind schedule in wiring up premises and activitating connections to users.
OpenNet's failure to meet its USO for six months was a "serious breach" adversely affecting the industry downstream, according to the telecoms regulator, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). The USO is a licence condition that kicked in on January 1, 2013, requiring OpenNet to provide optical fibre services to any location in Singapore on request, within a specified timeframe--3 working days for residential and 10 days for non-residential. Full story
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