Year Milestone
2008
  • OpenNet was selected as the “Network Company” to install, operate and maintain the passive infrastructure and systems of the Next Gen NBN and offered a financial grant of up to S$750m pursuant to a competitive request for tender by the IMDA.
2009
  • OpenNet was issued a licence by the IMDA to install, operate and maintain the passive infrastructure and systems of the Next Gen NBN following the award of the competitive request for tender by the IMDA in 2008.
  • Roll-out of fibre network by OpenNet for the Next Gen NBN commenced.
2011
  • NetLink Trust was established and majority of the passive non-fibre infrastructure assets that were required as part of the roll-out of fibre network for the Next Gen NBN comprising underground ducts, manholes and Central Offices were transferred to NetLink Trust from Singtel. Additional space in the Central Offices’ premises was leased back to Singtel.
2012
  • Next Gen NBN reached or deployed to 95% of all residential homes and non-residential premises.
2013
  • Next Gen NBN reached nationwide coverage with respect to residential homes and non-residential premises.
  • NetLink Trust acquired OpenNet as part of a consolidation process and increased its assets to include OpenNet’s fibre network.
2014
  • Integration of the Next Gen NBN fibre infrastructure and the Key Sub-Contractor into NetLink Trust was completed, enabling NetLink Trust to provide comprehensive and integrated services to install, operate and maintain the Next Gen NBN fibre infrastructure network.