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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....
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Commentary: Wireless@SG to be faster, easier to log in to

March 10th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
This comes at a good time, as cellphone networks are so often jammed up today, while users have to pay more to surf more on those...
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M1 says sorry for 3G down time, gives free calls and more for three days

January 18th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
M1 is giving its cellphone customers three days of free local calls, messages and data services from February 10 to 12, as it tries to assuage users aggrieved by one of Singapore's most serious mobile network...
M1’s 3G downtime: what’s the root cause?
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M1’s 3G downtime: what’s the root cause?

January 17th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
As dependence on the mobile network grows, its reliability has to improve as well. Surely, it has to be better than what M1 has shown this week, when you're lucky just to be able to make a call in some parts of the...
All three Singapore cellphone operators fined for poor 3G coverage
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All three Singapore cellphone operators fined for poor 3G coverage

December 6th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's cellphone operators have fallen short in providing outdoor 3G coverage, particularly in housing estates, at outdoor recreation areas and along train routes above ground, tests by the government regulator have...
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SingTel fined S$300,000 for disruptions to its mio Voice phone service

September 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel is being fined S$300,000 for disruptions to its mio Voice home phone service late last year, as the infocomm regulator meted out the latest penalty to a telecom operator here for below-par...
Nine IT themes that will impact Singapore and the world
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Nine IT themes that will impact Singapore and the world

August 21st, 2012 | by Chan Chi-Loong
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore believes nine IT themes will impact Singapore and the world in its recently released Information Technology Roadmap...
First tap-and-pay services emerge in Singapore, but issues remain
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First tap-and-pay services emerge in Singapore, but issues remain

August 4th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Years after mobile payment was first mooted as a new way to pay for things, Singapore users will finally be able pay for taxi and train rides and shopping items by simply tapping their phones on any of the 30,000 retail points...
Faster fibre broadband “turn ons” in Singapore as Opennet ups quota
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Faster fibre broadband “turn ons” in Singapore as Opennet ups quota

July 4th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The IDA, however, has not included any possible penalties should Opennet be found responsible for poor connections or failed connections which could cause delays for users or result in additional on-site support for service...
SingTel fined a record S$400,000 for 3G service disruption
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SingTel fined a record S$400,000 for 3G service disruption

May 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The IDA today meted out its heaviest fine yet to a telecom operator here, citing the seriousness of SingTel's downtime, which affected thousands of users in the central region of the island....
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Bye bye to a common set-top box for Singapore

May 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
It was meant to be the one set-top box you need at home, to tune in to TV channels on SingTel, StarHub, M1 and possibly any new pay-TV operator that would come to Singapore. But instead of being the one box to rule them all,...
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...
Standard Chartered Bank and IDA launch mobile app venture
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Standard Chartered Bank and IDA launch mobile app venture

April 18th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
They are looking for 10 software engineers to undertake a traineeship programme in mobile app design and...
No more ugly IDA stickers on phones and gadgets?
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No more ugly IDA stickers on phones and gadgets?

April 5th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Compliance labels that stick out like a sore thumb on your shiny new gadgets could become a thing of the past in Singapore, after the government infocomm regulator said on Wednesday that it is allowing electronic versions that...
Commentary: IDA pushes for faster fibre turn-on
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Commentary: IDA pushes for faster fibre turn-on

February 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The fibre optic cable may have reached your home, but when you try signing up for one of those speedy fibre broadband services that your friends have been talking about, you are told to wait up several weeks or even months for...
Singapore 3G networks to cover more of buildings, roads and tunnels with stricter rules
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Singapore 3G networks to cover more of buildings, roads and tunnels with stricter rules

January 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Cellphone users in Singapore can expect extended coverage in buildings, on roads and when travelling in an MRT train underground, when stricter rules on 3G coverage unveiled today by the government regulator kick in as soon as...
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M1 gets S$300,000 fine for outage, appeals immediately

November 14th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
M1 is facing one of the stiffest fines meted out to a telecom operator in Singapore in years, after faulty hardware cards caused some of its users to be locked out from their messages and mobile Internet services on May 18 this...
Commentary: Singapore’s latest push for tap-and-pay phone wallets
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Commentary: Singapore’s latest push for tap-and-pay phone wallets

October 25th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
As the city-state's infocomm regulator and its industry partners embark on an ambitious S$40 million project, unveiled today, to let mobile phone users here tap and pay with their phones, they could perhaps learn a lesson or two...
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Industry leaders to discuss LTE/4G, mobile cloud and next-gen OSes at UNWIRED 2011

May 11th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Opening the event this year is the assistant chief executive officer of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Khoong Hock Yun. The rest of the afternoon will see panelists from SingTel, StarHub, Motorola, Nokia, HP and many...
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Cheaper roaming rates for Singapore and Malaysia from May 1

April 21st, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Singapore and Malaysia have inked a deal which reduces the cost of mobile roaming by up to 30 percent for voice calls and 50 percent for text messages (SMS). Travellers will start reaping the cost savings, which apply to all...