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What's the lowdown on Singapore's internet connection?

Postby aster » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:38 am

When you search the net for comments you seem to see only bipolar opinions: to some Singapore has a good internet connection, to others it's abysmal.

My current connection belongs to the tragic category, but this could be a result of the building/internal network/etc. so I don't feel in a position to make a judgment.

I know that there are plans to build a super fast network that will route all international traffic via Hong Kong, but where do we stand NOW?

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:15 am

First you need to define what and why you think is "tragic" or good. People use it for different purposes so their opinions may vary. I believe for somebody who want to get via network a few HD movies a day the connection could be pathetic while for myself the same connection would more than sufficient.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:55 am

1 whole minute or more to load yahoo :cry: though it is the crappy browser I'm using, don't have to name it do I :lol: google chrome is fine and the others

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Postby durain » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 6:05 pm

i am on a slow package but my internet speed is blistering fast.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 26 Jan 2010 8:05 am

ICA filters results... try reaching the Playboy website... so there is some delay built in because you are going through a gahmen router, at least for international sites.

Overall, I find connections good, and poor service is usually the same as everywhere else... vendor promises, oversubscribes, doesn't get equipment updated, and you get crappy speeds.


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