• Galaxy Tab S 10.5_inch_top
    Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S looks bright and sharp
  • f7-03
    Goondu review: Oppo Find 7a
  • PixePlay KURO_image8
    Hands on: PixePlay Kuro
  • fanless_mobilePC_reference_design
    Intel finally gets inside phones and tablets, eyes wearables next
  • surface-pro3_top
    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ships in Singapore end-August, costs from S$1,108
Latest Stories
SingTel’s 300Mbps mobile broadband service gets a Huawei boost
LG G Watch in Singapore for S$268
Hands On: HTC One (E8)
Goondu Review: Lumia 930
 
 
 

SingTel’s 300Mbps mobile broadband service gets a Huawei boost

By:
24 Jul
2014
No Comments
 

hw_330115

What’s the point of a very fast network without anyone being able to log on to it?

Well, SingTel’s zippy 300Mbps mobile broadband service using the Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) network technology now has a Huawei mobile router that hooks up users on the go.

Hailed as a “world first”, SingTel’s commercial launch of the enhanced 4G service yesterday came with Huawei’s E5786 mobile MiFi device, which creates a mobile hotspot to hook up phones, laptops and other devices.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, E5786, Huawei, LTE-Advanced, Singapore price and availability, SingTel,  
 

Can a new cellphone operator boost competition in Singapore?

By:
3 May
2014
1 Comment
 

IDA_Singapore_Logo

Ask any Singapore cellphone user if he is happy these days and chances are you will hear a litany of complaints. From frequent network outages to higher 4G prices, users here have had to contend with a frustrating experience when they peer into their little screens of late.

Thus when news broke last week of a government push for new players to enter the Singapore market, many consumers could be forgiven for hoping for a change.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, 4G, IDA, MVNO, Singapore, StartHub, telecom industry,  
 

Singapore telcos told: no 4G add-on fee for users on contract

By:
24 Apr
2014
No Comments
 

starhub_logo

While Singapore’s smartphone users celebrate a rare consumer victory today, they should not be so quick to think that the temporary reversal of a 4G price hike will lead to free add-ons like caller ID in future.

Goodwill was probably topmost on the minds of StarHub executives yesterday, when they decided not to charge an additional S$2 for existing 4G customers still on contract.

This doesn’t mean it is no longer charging that additional fee. It just won’t do so, for now, for those customers who have said they did not know that 4G would be priced separately when they signed up.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, IDA, M1, Singapore telecoms, SingTel, StarHub,  
 

Commentary: StarHub starts charging for 4G

By:
17 Apr
2014
1 Comment
 

Much of the unhappiness with StarHub charging for 4G services has nothing to do with the seemingly small S$2 hike, but the surprise that it brought to customers.

They never expected to pay more for the faster speeds promised over existing 3G services. Like free incoming calls, the new service was not expected to cost extra, despite StarHub quite clearly stating that possibility in its terms when people sign up.

It’s not that consumers are daft, for not reading the fine print. They just don’t expect the cellphone market to be less competitive over time. 

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, 4G, competition, IDA, M1, Singapore telecoms, SingTel, StarHub,  
 

SingTel promises 20 per cent boost for mobile Internet at crowded places

By:
10 Dec
2013
1 Comment
 

radio signals

SingTel users can expect a speed boost of 20 per cent when they go online with their mobile devices at crowded places, the telecom operator claimed today, as it readies the latest enhancements to its mobile network.

Singapore’s largest telco said it has found a way to tackle a constant bugbear in the city – congestion – while also cutting dropped calls by as much as 40 per cent. 

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, 4G, mobile network, self-organising network, SingTel, small cell,  
 

Qualcoom outs Snapdragon 410 chip, looks to sub-US$150 LTE phones

By:
10 Dec
2013
No Comments
 

snapdragon-600-960

Chipmaker Qualcomm has come up with a new processor that it claims will make 4G phones cheaper than US$150, as telecom operators and phone makers look to the low- to mid-tier market in the year ahead.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, 4G, LTE, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Snapgradon 610,  
 

StarHub makes first VoLTE call, promises better voice quality

By:
4 Dec
2013
No Comments
 

starhub_logo

StarHub will roll out Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) services next year with the promise of clearer calls, after making the first such call today on its live 4G network in Singapore.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, HD Voice, StarHub, VoLTE,  
 

Goondu review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

By:
22 Jun
2013
5 Comments
 

samsung_galaxy_note_8_12

I wasn’t crazy about Samsung’s new small tablet – the Galaxy Note 8.0 – when I first laid my hands on it at its unveiling in February. Having used it for the past few days, however, I’ve grown to like it.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, Tablet, 4G, Galaxy Note 8.0, review, samsung, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Singapore and Asean partners to use 700MHz spectrum for 4G

By:
18 Jun
2013
No Comments
 

radio signals

Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia are looking to run 4G services on airwaves that will be freed up when analog TV broadcasts are switched off in the region by 2020.

While the move is aimed at re-allocating precious bandwidth in the sky, the use of a common 700MHz frequency band in the region could enable travellers to easily “roam” with their smartphones and log on to local cellphone services to make calls or surf the Web.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, Asean, CommunicAsia 2013, imbX 2013, LTE, roaming, TV spectrum,  
 

Commmentary: StarHub 4G coverage to reach 95 per cent by October 2013

By:
14 Jun
2013
No Comments
 

Bring Your Own Device concept with stitch style on fabric backgr

Another day, another network upgrade by a Singapore telecom operator.

There was a time when subscribers didn’t care how a network was run, as long as they could make calls or get their e-mails on the go. Today, however, with users often upset over clogged-up 3G networks and spotty 4G coverage, telcos seem to have upped their game publicly.

The latest news comes from StarHub today. It will blanket 95 per cent of the island with its 4G signals in the next four months, joining rivals M1 and SingTel in providing nationwide coverage for the fast mobile Internet service.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, LTE, StarHub,