New players welcome IDA’s steps, but significant barriers remain in Singapore

The proposal by Singapore’s regulator – Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) – last week to significantly lower the barriers to entry for a fourth mobile player as well as ease the path for potential MVNOs to launch services has been met with widespread …

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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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Singapore to reserve 60MHz for new mobile operator

Singapore’s telecoms regulator has proposed setting aside 60MHz out of a total of 225MHz of new spectrum at a lower reserve price in a separate auction to be open only to new entrants. The structure of the next spectrum auction …

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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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Does Singapore really need a 4th operator?

NEW BLOG: Last week’s news that an SMRT-funding venture is interesting in biding for a fourth mobile licence next year has raised an important question for would-be mobile service providers in the city-state: Can Singapore support a fourth network operator? …

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SMRT-backed upstart aims for Singapore’s 4th mobile licence

Singapore’s public transport operator SMRT announced plans to back telecoms upstart OMGTel in its bid to become the city-state’s fourth mobile operator. SMRT said in a stock exchange filing it has an option to invest up to SGD34.5 million ($25.3 …

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Asia Briefs: SoftBank to merge 4 units, Singapore’s IDA plans TDD hetnet trials & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: SoftBank to merge 4 telecom units SoftBank Group announced it will merge its four telecoms units – SoftBank Mobile, SoftBank BB, SoftBank Telecom …

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SingTel fined $4.8m for network outage

Singapore’s telecoms regulator has imposed a financial penalty of S$6m ($4.8m) on mobile operator SingTel following a service outage that lasted nine days and affected almost 270,000 customers.