M1’s H1 net profit rises 3.8%, but mobile revenue falls

Singapore’s third largest operator M1 reported its H1 net profit increased 3.8 per cent year-on-year to SGD90 million ($66.7 million), but overall service revenue fell 2.3 per cent to SGD408.6 million. Mobile revenue was also down, falling 0.7 per cent …

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Liberty Wireless confirms MVNO deal with M1 in Singapore

Liberty Wireless, a regional MVNO, has reached an agreement with Singapore’s third largest mobile operator M1 to use its mobile network to launch voice and data services towards the end of the year. Liberty, which will use the Circles Asia …

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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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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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Surge in handset sales pushes M1’s profit up 6.6%

Singapore’s smallest operator M1 posted a 6.6 per cent increase in its net profit in Q1 compared to a year ago, as brisk demand for the latest smartphones boosted handset sales 150 per cent to SGD90 million ($66 million). The operator’s …

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Asia briefs: China Tower to take control of 1M towers, M1 launches VoLTE & more

China Tower to take control of 1M towers China Tower, a joint venture set up last July, will soon take control of almost one million towers owned by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. A Barclays analyst said the …

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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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M1’s profit expands 10% on strong handset sales

Singapore operator M1 reported a healthy increase in both its net profit and overall revenue last year as it benefited from strong growth in data usage and higher handset sales. Its net profit after tax expanded 9.7 per cent year-on-year to …

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