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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.

Uncertainty and risk: the results of spectrum renewal by auction

The use of auctions for spectrum renewal seems pointless and likely only to create uncertainty and risk for operators, says Graham Friend, managing director at Coleago Consulting. New entrants know they are likely to be outbid by incumbents and the uncertainty generated dampens the desire of those incumbents to invest and innovate, which is not good at a time when governments want to see a rapid and extensive roll-out of LTE.

Singtel boosts Bharti Telecom holding

Singaporean incumbent operator Singtel is to up its stake in India’s Bharti Telecom to 39.78 per cent, taking its effective interest in Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, to 32.34 per cent.

Fastest Asian submarine cable open for business

Asia’s fastest submarine cable link opened for business this week, carrying traffic at a blistering 40Gbps between Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines with an additional link to Hong Kong to be added in December.

StarHub signs roaming agreement with Vodafone

Singaporean operator StarHub has signed a deal with Vodafone, which will see its customers use mobile data services at more attractive rates when roaming to major European countries, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. With the new preferred rates, customers pay $25 for the first 20Mb of international data used on any particular day. Beyond this usage within the same day, roaming data access costs $3/Mb.

Telstra expands into Singapore and Japan

Australian operator Telstra has secured new operating licences in Singapore and Japan, allowing the firm to extend its reach in Asia. The company will deliver services directly to customers in both markets, rather than teaming up with local partners, as its newly acquired licences allow the carrier to own infrastructure facilities in each of the countries.

Huawei bags MobileOne Singapore LTE network deal

Singaporean operator M1 has announced the deployment of the market’s first commercial LTE network.Huawei will be supplying the kit and the network is due for completion in Q1 2012.

M1’s Montefiore to take over StarHub

Neil Montefiore, who quit Singaporean operator MobileOne (M1) at the end of January 2009 after 13 years at the helm, has revealed plans to take over slightly larger rival StarHub from the start of next year.

M1 Singapore announces new CEO

Singaporean mobile operator M1 on Tuesday announced its new CEO as Karen Kooi Lee Wah, effective April 22.

Singaporeans to get 100Mbps broadband

Singaporean carrier M1 this week entered the fixed line broadband market, kicking off with speeds of up to 100Mbps. M1 Fixed Broadband is available to all homes with cable access points or which are cable ready. Upload speeds are available up to 2Mbps. Prices start at just over S$58 per month for a 10Mbps downlink, […]


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