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Best Broadband in Singapore (2023) Based on Your Lifestyle

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Life without the Internet would be unimaginable.

What would you be doing at home right now without a broadband plan?

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You wouldn’t be able to catch Squid Game on Netflix, order food delivery, or work from home.

Plus, with so many devices connected to your WiFi at home, to the point that your family members start quarrelling over who hogged the bandwidth, it is a good idea to have a strong broadband connection and an appropriate router.

So we’ve compiled the best broadbands to solve your connectivity woes!


TL;DR: Home Broadband Singapore Guide (2023) ā€” Broadband Promotion, Prices and More

Cheapest No-Frills Broadband in Singapore:
WhizComms 300mbps* 24-month Broadband Plan (no router) at $29.16/month
Note: *Free speed boost to 500Mbps after six weeks

For Regular Home Broadband Users:
MyRepublic’s 24-month 1Gbps Plan with WiFi 6 router at $39.99/month

For Gamers:
MyRepublic’s 24-month 2 x 1Gbps Gamer Broadband Plan with Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router at $53.99/month
OR
M1’s 24-month 1Gbps GamePRO Broadband Plan with Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router at $52.49/month

For Heavy Users (Mesh)

ViewQwest 1Gbps Mesh Plan with the WiFi 6 Linksys MX5502 (two units) and an effective price of $51.30/month.

For The Commitment Phobic:
Starhub’s 1Gbps No Contract Broadband Plan
(no router) at $55.41/month

Note: *Free speed boost to 500Mbps after six weeks

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Identifying The Best Fibre Broadband Plan For Your Household’s Needs

When it comes to broadband plans, choosing the right bandwidth (Mbps/Gbps) and service provider for your household needs is key, especially when the most value-for-money plans lock you in a 24-month contract.

With Wi-Fi 6 becoming the new standard, there are also plans bundled with modern routers and/or Wi-Fi mesh systems that will boost the connectivity of your home for a more seamless surfing experience.

Before you pick a broadband plan, it’d be best to consider the needs of your household.

Are you living in a large home with many devices connected to the internet?

Or perhaps you have a gamer or two in your family that requires low latency connections for gaming?

Once you have identified what your needs are, it will be much easier to find the best broadband plan most suited for your home.

Cheapest Broadband in Singapore (2023)

Just want the bare minimum for cheap? 

WhizComms’ 300 Mbps Broadband Plan for $26.90/month would be the cheapest broadband in Singapore! 

The best part about this plan? You get a free speed boost to 500Mbps after six weeks.

But of course, there won’t be a router included so you’ll have to buy one yourself.

For Regular Home Broadband Users

If you’re looking for a no-frills home broadband plan for your family, MyRepublic’s 1Gbps Broadband Plan at $39.99/month would be the cheapest option available that comes bundled with a Wi-Fi 6 router. 

Upgrading to a Wi-Fi 6 router will help reduce lag when multiple devices are connected.

For Gamers

Need the lowest latency possible for those sweaty in-game moments? A gamer-focused fibre broadband plan will be best for you.

These plans typically include custom networking routing to ensure the lowest pings when making your MLG plays.

According to SeedlyReviews, you won’t go wrong with MyRepublic’s 2 x 1Gbps Gamer Broadband Plan with the ASUS TUF Gaming AX3000 WiFi-6 Router at $53.99/month

If you want a gaming broadband plan at the cheapest price though, M1’s 1Gbps GamePRO Broadband Plan with the ASUS TUF Gaming Router at $52.49/month will be your best best.

Gaming families can also consider 2 x 1Gbps or 2Gbps gamer broadband plans so you won’t have to worry about family squabbles.

For Heavy Users

Living in a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) and needing full Wi-Fi coverage for your entire home? You can consider Singtel’s 10Gbps Broadband Plan with Mesh at a measly $193.80/month.

As for the rest of us peasants with larger households/homes than the average Singaporean, having a 1Gbps to 2Gbps Google Nest Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Mesh system would suffice.

Currently, the cheapest option available with Mesh is the ViewQwest 1Gbps Mesh Plan with the Linksys MX5502 (two units) and an effective price of $51.30/month.

These bundles typically come with multiple units that extend your Wi-Fi coverage, ensuring that your entire house has a strong signal. 

For The Commitment Phobic

If being tied down for a year or two isn’t your cup of tea, you can go for a no-contract plan which gives you the freedom to switch whenever you’d like.

Currently, only MyRepublic, Starhub and ViewQwest offer a no-contract plan and the cheapest of the three is Starhub’s 1Gbps No Contract Broadband Plan at $55.41/month.

You’ll also need to factor in the cost of buying your own router.

How Much Is Broadband in Singapore?

Home Fibre Broadband Provider No Contract Plan
(Monthly Incl. GST)
12-Months Plan
(Monthly Incl. GST)
24-Months Plan Effective Price (Monthly Incl. GST) Activation and Installation Fees (Incl. GST)

M1 Broadband Plan

None 500Mbps (No router):
$40.27/mth 1Gbps with WiFi 6 router (new sign-ups):
$50.37/mth
500Mbps (No router):
$30.18/mth   

 

1Gbps with WiFi 6 router:
$40.27/mth

 

GamePRO 1Gbps with WiFi 6 router:
$52.49/mth

 

2 x 1Gbps with WiFi 6 router/Mesh:
$60.46/mth

Fibre Registration Fee:
$59.40  Optical Network Terminal (ONT) Activation Fee:
$90.84 (Waived for all new-sign ups of plans on weekdays, 9am – 6pm)  Optical Fibre Termination Point (FTP) Installation*:
$162 (Condo & HDB)
or
$291.60 (Landed)

MyRepublic
Broadband Plan

1Gbps (No router but $150 router discount):
$61.50/mth
1Gbps (No router but $150 router discount):
$50.99/mth
200Mbps (No router):
$27.99/mth  

 

1Gbps (No router):
$37.99/mth

 

1Gbps with WiFi 6 router:
$39.99 | $44.99/mth

 

1Gbps Google Nest Wi-Fi 6 (2 units):
$53.90/mth
($45.99 first 5 mths + $55.99 19 mths)

 

1Gbps with WiFi 6 Mesh (3 units):
$54.99/mth

 

No Frills 2 x 1Gbps (No router):
$47.99/mth

 

2 x 1Gbps with WiFi 6 Router:
$52.99/mth

 

2 x 1Gbps Google Nest Wi-Fi 6 (2 units):
$52.99/mth

 

Gamer 2 x 1Gbps Gamer (No router):
$50.99/mth

 

Gamer 2 x 1Gbps Gamer with WiFi 6 Router:
$53.99 | $58.99/mth

Netlink Trust (NLT) Service Activation Fee:
$57.24 per port  Service Installation Fee:
$54 (Waived for new sign-ups of Gamer & 2Gbps plans)  Optical FTP Installation:
$162 (Condo & HDB)
or
$291.60 (Landed)
Waived for New Customers with No Prior TP except for No Contract 1Gbps

Singtel Broadband Plan

None None 1Gbps WiFi 5 Fibre Plan:
$39.37/mth 

 

1Gbps Enhanced WiFi 6 Fibre Plan:
$53.40/mth
(~$42.30/mth after – 5 FREE mths of 1Gbps for new sign-ups)

 

1Gbps Plus WiFi 6 Fibre Plan:
$63.48/mth
(~$50.25/mth after – 5 FREE mths for new sign-ups)

 

1Gbps Pro Gamer WiFi 6 Fibre Plan:
$67.52/mth
(~$56.30/mth after – 4 FREE mths for new sign-ups) 

 

2 x 1Gbps Mesh WiFi 6 Plan:
$73.58/mth
($58.25/mth after – 5 FREE mths for new sign-ups)

 

2 x 1 Gbps Gamer WiFi 6 Plan:
$73.58/mth
(~$61.30/mth after – 4 FREE mths for new sign-ups)

 

2 x 1 Gbps Mesh Plus WiFi 6 Plan:
$83.68/mth
(~$66.25/mth after – 5 FREE mths for new sign-ups)

 

10Gbps WiFi 6 Plan:
$193.80/mth

NLT Service Activation Fee:
$57.24 per port (waived for 1+1GBps plans & above)  Registration Fee:
$54 (waived for new sign-ups)  ONT Activation:
$90.84 on weekdays (Waived for all plans for new sign-ups)
$146.35 on weekends  Optical FTP Installation:
$162 (Waived for Condo & HDB)
or
$129.60 (Landed)

StarHub Broadband Plan

1Gbps (No router):
$55.41/mth
(Free Waiver of $55.41 Cancellation Fee After 3 Mths)ā€‹
1Gbps (No Router):
$50.37/mth
(Top up $10.10/month for an additional unit of Smart WiFi router or $16.14/month for Smart WiFi MX2 router or $24.22/month for Smart WiFi Pro router)
500Mbps (No router):
$30.18/mth
(Top up $5.05/month for Smart WiFi 6 router, $8.07/month for Smart WiFi 6 MX2 router or $12.11/month for Smart WiFi 6 Pro router) 

 

1Gbps (No router):
$43.40/mth
(FREE 3 months subscription for new sign-ups, effective price = $34.30/mth
(Top up $5.05/month for Smart WiFi (WiFi 6) router) 

 

2 x 1 Gbps with WiFi 6 Pro Router:
$67.52/mth

NLT Service Activation Fee:
$57.24 per port (Applicable to 500Mbps and 1Gbps plans)  Installation Fee:
$90.84 (Only applies to 1Gbps No-contract plan)  ONT Activation Fee:
$90  Optical Fibre Termination Point (FTP) Installation:
$162 (Condo & HDB)
or
$291.60 (Landed)

ViewQwest Review and Broadband Plan

None None 1Gbps With WiFi Router:
$35.40/mth
($28.99/mth for first 10 mths & $39.99 thereafter) 

 

1Gbps Linksys MX5502 WiFi 6 Mesh:
$51.30/mth
($41.99/mth for the first 10 mths, $58.99/mth thereafter)

 

1Gbps with ZenWiFi AX WiFi 6 Mesh:
$59.32/mth
($42.99 for the first 10 mths, $70.99/mth thereafter)

 

Gamer 1Gbps (With router):
$53.99/mth
&
$70.99/mth (ASUS AX89X Gaming Router) 

 

2 x 1 Gbps Plan with WiFi 6 Router
$47.35/mth
($40.99 for the first 10 mths, $51.90 thereafter)

 

2 x 1 Gbps with Linksys MX5502 Mesh:
$63.32/mth
($53.99/mth for the first 10 months, S$69.99/month thereafter)

 

2 x 1 Gbps with ZenWiFi AX Mesh
$70.74/mth
($54.99/mth for the first 10 months, $81.99/month thereafter)

 

Gamer 2 x 1 Gbps with WiFi 6 Router:
$65.99/mth
&
$82.99/mth (ASUS AX89X Gaming Router)

Admin Fee:
$54 (waived for all plans) Onsite Installation Fee:
$100.93 (waived for all plans during weekdays 9am – 6pm)  NLT Service Activation Fee:
$57.24 per port  Optical FTP Installation:
$162 (Condo & HDB)
or
$291.60 (Landed)

WhizComms Broadband Plan

None 300Mbps (No router) with Free Speed Boost to 500Mbps after 6 weeks:
$32.40/mth  1Gbps (No router):
$41.04/mth

 

1Gbps with WiFi 6 Router:
$47.52/mth

300Mbps (No router) with Free Speed Boost to 500Mbps after 6 weeks:
$29.16/mth  

 

1Gbps (No router):
$35.64/mth

 

1Gbps with WiFi 6 Router:
$42.12/mth

 

1Gbps with WiFi 6 Mesh:
$57.24/mth

Delivery & Installation fee:
$24 (12-month plans)
FREE (24-month plans)  NLT Service Activation Fee:
$57.24 per port  Optical FTP Installation:
$162 (Condo & HDB)
or
$291.60 (Landed)

Note that information is valid as of 4 Feburary 2023 and that prices and promotions for these plans can be changed without prior notice. 

Best Internet Service Provider: Which Is the Fastest Broadband in Singapore?

Bandwidth vs Internet Speed: is 1Gbps Enough Singapore

Many Singaporeans often confuse bandwidth with internet speed.

To be clear, bandwidth refers to the maximum capacity of a wired or wireless communications link to transmit data over a network connection in a given amount of time. This does NOT mean that your internet speed will be a steady 1Gbps if you sign up for a 1Gbps plan. It only means that you can receive up to 1Gb per second.

While 1Gbps broadband plans are the most common plans, did you know that you might not need this much bandwidth?

You might even be able to save a hundred plus dollars a year when you opt for a 500Mbps plan instead…

So if you’re looking to reduce your bills and amp up your savings rate, why not consider it as well?

Internet Speed

Since bandwidths are not really the issue here, let’s look at the more important benchmark:

Internet Download/Upload Speeds and Latency

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Download Speed
(Mbps)
Upload Speed
(Mbps)
Speed ScoreMedian Latency (ms)Test Counts
ViewQwest766.53838.12255.364106,361
SingTel697.08717.68246.614699,320
MyRepublic760.17471.08241.884168,265
StarHub609.40641.88204.075608,423
M1529.26560.07198.784362,296

Do note that ViewQwest has the lowest test count, which may skew results a little.

According to Speedtest by Ookla, ViewQwest has the fastest median download and upload speed in the first half of 2022.

However, do not base your decision solely on this as things might have changed since then and your download speed will also vary. One ViewQwest broadband user will not have the same download or upload speed as another.

Multiple Devices Causing Wi-Fi lag

If you live in a large household, you’ll probably have felt the effects of Wi-Fi lag when multiple devices are connected to your router at once. 

Even if you have the best internet speed and a 10Gbps broadband plan, all will be for nought if you have a lousy router that creates a bottleneck for your devices.

Thus, when selecting broadband plans that come with routers or if you’re buying a router separately, opt for a good WiFi-6 router.

Now that you know what to look out for, let’s dive into some of the cheapest and most value-for-money broadband plans!

Fibre Broadband Set-up Fees

Do note that all service providers depend on a company called NetLink Trust to set up your fibre broadband.

The usual fees associated with setting up your fibre broadband include:

  • NetLink Trust Fibre Termination Point installation fee (includes the first 15 meters of optical fibre): $162 (high-rise), $291.60 (landed)
  • NetLink Trust Service Activation Charge: $57.24 per port activation
  • Optical Network Terminal (ONT) Activation (installation) Charge: $90.84
  • Fibre Wiring/Registration/Consultation Charge: $53.50
  • And more depending on the service provider and size of your home.

Depending on your plan, some of these fees such as Service Activation Fees and ONT Activation fees are waived.

Be sure to read the fine print and make sure that you know of any extra costs to avoid shock.

Broadband Hidden Costs To Look Out for

Similar to how telcos tag a premium to their contract plans by packaging the price of a handset with the mobile service.

A common cost that you want to look out for when choosing a home fibre broadband plan is the cost of the router.

It’s usually bundled with the package you sign up for.

But if you have a specific router in mind, it might cost a little extra to get it from your ISP.


Which Is the Best Home Broadband Provider in Singapore? Which Wi-Fi Broadband Is Best?

Too many options and still can’t decide?

We’ve decided to help you make that decision by giving you access to real user reviews of broadband plans left by our awesome Seedly Community.

This way, you can take the price comparison that we did and use the SeedlyCommunity’s reviews to confirm your decision.

Think that your current home fibre broadband plan sucks?

Why not leave a review to stop others from making the same mistake you did?

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