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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Singtel aims to become the ‘omnipresent’ operator

LIVE FROM AMDOCS ASIA-PACIFIC BUSINESS SUMMIT, SINGAPORE: Operator Singtel has been on a long journey to transform its approach to customer service and link all platforms in real time, but it’s been a daunting task given the number of systems …

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IDA warns Singtel over negative ad campaign

Singapore regulator IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) has issued a warning to the country’s largest mobile operator Singtel over a negative marketing campaign against its competitors M1 and StarHub. The warning follows IDA completing an investigation. 
IDA said in a statement …

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Singtel’s profit rises 3.5%, Australia drives mobile growth

Asian operator Singtel posted steady gains in profit and revenue for its fiscal year ending 31 March, with strong mobile growth from its Australian unit Optus offsetting slowing growth in Singapore mobile revenue. The operator’s full year net profit rose …

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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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Singtel launches OTT comms app; “sharpens” digital strategy

Singtel unveiled a free OTT comms app – available on Google Play and Apple App store – and also announced what it called a sharpening of its digital strategy with a new three-way focus on digital marketing, regional premium OTT video and …

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Singtel buys US-based cybersecurity firm for $810M

Singapore-based operator Singtel, which also has mobile assets in six other Asian markets, announced an $810 million deal to acquire a 98 per cent stake in Chicago-based Trustwave, a provider of managed security services. Trustwave is the largest independent managed security …

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Globe to launch unlimited video-streaming service

The Philippine’s Globe Telecom will introduce a video-streaming service this month that gives subscribers unlimited viewing of a wide range of Hollywood and local content on their mobile devices for PHP199 (about $4.50) a month. The HOOQ on-demand OTT service …

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