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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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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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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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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Asia Briefs: TRAI calls for licences for MVNOs, MyRepublic preps for 4th licence & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: TRAI calls for licences for MVNOs India’s telecoms regulator has recommended that a separate licensing category be created for mobile virtual network …

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