Asia Briefs: StarHub revamps management team, Huawei signs $500M deal with STMicro & more

Singapore’s StarHub revamps management team Singapore’s second largest operator StarHub has appointed a new CFO, CMO and chief strategic partnerships officer (CSPO). Dennis Chia, joining from semiconductor packing and testing firm STATS ChipPAC, will take over as CFO. Howie Lau, …

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M1 pushes less-cash approach

Singapore’s M1 wooed cash-based small businesses with a free card reader that they  connect to an Android smartphone or tablet to process card payments from customers. Although the card reader is free, users must have a M1 data subscription and …

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Singapore operators to turn off 2G by April 2017

Singapore’s three mobile operators — M1, Singtel and StarHub — said today they will turn off their 2G networks by 1 April 2017 and reallocate the 2G spectrum for 3G and 4G services. Of the country’s 3.5 million unique subscribers …

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StarHub is latest to demo 600Mb/s LTE-A using 4×4 MIMO

Singapore’s second largest mobile operator StarHub said it has demoed peak download speeds of 600Mb/s using Nokia Networks’ 4X4 MIMO (multiple input multiple output) technology with LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation in a technical trial. The two firms also claim to …

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Singapore plans hetnet trials in Q3

Singapore’s three mobile operators and ISP MyRepublic are planning hetnet (heterogeneous network) trials in the third quarter in parts of the city to evaluate their effectiveness in relieving congestion. Hetnets in theory enable users to move between various wireless technologies …

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StarHub’s profit falls 2% as revenue growth stalls

Singapore operator StarHub’s net profit fell 2 per cent last year as broadband revenue dropped sharply, mobile revenue was flat and ARPU decreased across most services. The operator’s net profit after tax in 2014 fell to SGD370 million ($272 million), …

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SingTel targets nationwide LTE-A coverage in March

SingTel said it expects its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service, which it launched in August, to cover the entire city-state next month. At launch SingTel, Singapore’s largest operator with a 51 per cent market share, said it was the first in the …

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StarHub trials LampSite at Marina Bay Sands

Singapore’s StarHub is trialling Huawei’s LampSite platform to boost indoor coverage of retail shops at the Marina Bay Sands resort complex. LampSite allows StarHub to combine both the 1.8 and 2.6GHz bands on a single system to provide theoretical peak …

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Mobile edge video delivery demonstrated by Nokia and StarHub

Nokia Networks has enabled live video streaming based on an LTE base station-enabled local content caching system. In partnership with Singaporean operator StarHub, Nokia helped to deliver a live streaming, multi-camera broadcast of the WTA tennis championships live from Singapore.