SingTel Logo – Singapore Telecommunications known by its acronym SingTel, is a company of telecommunications, with a combined subscriber base of 285 million mobile customers in late December, 2009. SingTel’s Internet service provider (Singnet), mobile phone, the line of fixed telephony services and IPTV (mio TV).
SingTel has expanded aggressively outside its home market and owns shares in many regional operators, including 100% of the second telecommunications company in Australia, Optus, which was acquired in 2000 from Cable & Wireless and other shareholders of Optus, and 32% (the second largest shareholder after the promoters) of Bharti Airtel, the largest telecommunications company in India.
SingTel is the largest company by market capitalization listed on the Singapore Exchange and is majority owned by Temasek Holdings, the investment arm of the government of Singapore. Founded in 1879, three years after Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention of the telephone, Bennet Pell started a private telephone exchange in Singapore that had 50 phone lines.