Try http://www.hardwarezone.com to get a feel of the IT market also. Currently Singapore is dominated by 3 major ISPs, Singnet, Pacnet and Starhub. Personally I find it extremely saturated and not an easy market being highly developed, one of the most connected country in the world. But one can always find one's niche if you work hard enuff. Word of caution, Singapore bandwidth is extremely expensive, there are still some unmetered datacentres around but imagine 1 rack sharing 1 mbps or 5 racks sharing 2 mbps. For dedicated bandwidth I can get at least 20mbps from cogent for 1mbps I get from Singapore.
Currently Singapore is encouraging gaming companies to setup, therefore there are incentives for gaming developers hosting. If u are into this area Good for u!
I agree with boonchuan that the singapore market for high-tech web hosting is like a dead zone for new investor unless you have a huge backing to support you financially. This is especially so when the government would control the amount of competition in the country.
However, to my personal experience, there are also means to make things work. I realise that many of the big firms are too focused on providing technology but lack of the service element. In other words, there is no "organisation" in making the whole web hosting experience a complete and smooth one.
I would believe an investor to bridge this gap will be a wiser choice. Don't bang with the giants, just tag with them and they will make your start a smoother ones.
Originally posted by UltraUnixNET Internet is borderless isn't it? We don't have business registered in US but we are still serving US clients.
I'm not sure but isn't it illegal in some countries?
China's ISP require a business license if you colo in their facilities, and they don't offer dedicated servers, only the webhosts does, but still... it's hard to obtain a business license if you're a foreigner.
A few China based ISP did open their facilities in Hong Kong, and the network is directly connected, ping is lower than 30ms for China's users, is that an opportunity since obtain a business license in Hong Kong is much easier?
Can put servers in HK and try the China market , huge potential down there. 1% of the China market wow worth the entire Singapore market easily I think....esp they love to built forums and forums takes up space