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Record number of fibre broadband sign-ups in June, as Singapore subscribers top 380,000

July 8th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
More than 31,000 users signed up for fibre broadband services in Singapore in June, setting a new record for the number of subscriptions in a...
M1 starts offering IPv6 addresses for home broadband users
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M1 starts offering IPv6 addresses for home broadband users

May 28th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
M1 has become the latest service provider in Singapore to give home broadband users IPv6 Internet addresses, as part of a long-term plan to ensure that they can connect to websites moving to a new addressing system in...
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SingTel to lead group of companies in telecommuting pilot study

March 15th, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
SingTel is going to lead a pilot project to explore ways to telecommute and have flexible work arrangements, with the hopes of drawing an estimated 326,000 “economically inactive” Singaporeans back into the workforce....
IT Show 2013: new and noteworthy deals
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IT Show 2013: new and noteworthy deals

March 8th, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Going down to the IT Show this weekend? Check out a Toshiba ultrabook that is slim and sturdy, an Asus Atom-based tablet that is well-priced and broadband plans as cheap as they...
MyRepublic unveils VPN-like service for video streaming
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MyRepublic unveils VPN-like service for video streaming

March 2nd, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Unlike a traditional VPN, Teleport will provide redirection only for pre-approved...
Viewqwest adds China’s PPTV to its fibre broadband offering
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Viewqwest adds China’s PPTV to its fibre broadband offering

February 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
If you don't want the bundled mio TV or StarHub cable when you sign up for fibre broadband in Singapore, there's a new online TV offering from upstart challenger Viewqwest this week - the popular PPTV online TV service from...
1 in 5 households in Singapore now on fibre broadband
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1 in 5 households in Singapore now on fibre broadband

December 6th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The main reason for signing up to fibre is speed, followed by...
Singapore fibre broadband price wars hot up at Sitex 2012
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Singapore fibre broadband price wars hot up at Sitex 2012

November 23rd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Some 220,000 households have signed up since the first commercial services were available about two years ago, and about a million more could be looking to upgrade from traditional broadband...
SME Toolbox: Getting your fibre broadband and e-mail up
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SME Toolbox: Getting your fibre broadband and e-mail up

November 3rd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
If you believe the hype that is put out at industry conferences and whitepapers, these days it's easy as ABC to set up the three basic IT items that almost any small business needs - a broadband connection, e-mail addresses and a...
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M1’s 200mbps fibre now slashed to S$49 per month

October 10th, 2012 | by Chan Chi-Loong
M1 slashes 200mbps fibre broadband to S$49 per...
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StarHub ups its game with fibre broadband service aimed at demanding users

October 6th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
After seeing smaller rivals muscle into the fibre broadband scene with faster services aimed at gamers and other demanding users, StarHub has now thrown its hat in the ring as well with a couple of similar 100Mbps and 150Mbps...
Commentary: time for Singapore’s fibre broadband to provide better experience
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Commentary: time for Singapore’s fibre broadband to provide better experience

June 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
If the first wave in the past two years is about takeup, then the next one has to be about improving the experience. Here are some...
Techgoondu’s pick of the best PC Show 2012 deals
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Techgoondu’s pick of the best PC Show 2012 deals

June 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
From desktop PCs to broadband plans, there's a wide range of bargains to check out at Suntec...
ViewQwest offers fibre broadband option with low latency promise for gamers
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ViewQwest offers fibre broadband option with low latency promise for gamers

June 6th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
It is the first in Singapore to claim a low latency of less than 200 milliseconds for online games such as Diablio...
Commentary: Opennet problems threaten to spoil Singapore’s fibre broadband experience
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Commentary: Opennet problems threaten to spoil Singapore’s fibre broadband experience

May 19th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
When thin, fragile-looking cables are being laid in thousands of drains, risers and other ducts in Singapore for its fibre broadband network at such pace, you expect the occasional hiccup. Who would blame Opennet, the contractor...
ViewQwest launches fibre service that lets users view US TV programmes
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ViewQwest launches fibre service that lets users view US TV programmes

May 3rd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Internet service provider ViewQwest is offering its fibre broadband services with a low-cost VPN (virtual private networking) option that enables Singapore users to easily connect to these US-based video services like Hulu and...
Goondu Q&A: My Republic promises no “hard” throttling for fibre broadband
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Goondu Q&A: My Republic promises no “hard” throttling for fibre broadband

May 1st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
We speak to Malcolm Rodrigues, the CEO and co-founder of MyRepublic, the new kid on the block in the broadband market, for his...
Singapore broadband speeds to get real-world tests through SamKnows
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Singapore broadband speeds to get real-world tests through SamKnows

April 24th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
After years of complaining about slow connections, Singapore's broadband users can now join a study that uses their actual day-to-day experience to offer a clear snapshot of just how fast their Internet service...
Fibre broadband prices slashed at new price war at IT Show
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Fibre broadband prices slashed at new price war at IT Show

March 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The rapidly heating up broadband wars in Singapore crossed an important mark this week, when the Big Three telcos all dropped prices for the benchmark 100Mbps service under S$50 a month. SingTel, StarHub and M1 began a new phase...
Competition heats up with another no-contract fibre broadband plan
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Competition heats up with another no-contract fibre broadband plan

February 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Yet another service provider has come up with fibre broadband plans without the usual two-year lock-in period, in the latest sign of competition heating up in Singapore. ViewQwest today said it would sell its high-end plans...