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Would Singapore get a third 5G “standalone” network?
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Would Singapore get a third 5G “standalone” network?

July 27th, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
More bandwidth is going to be made available for 5G in Singapore. How would this change things for telecom operators and...
Purple iPhone 12 and colourful new iMacs in Apple’s first launch of 2021
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Purple iPhone 12 and colourful new iMacs in Apple’s first launch of 2021

April 21st, 2021 | by Grace Chng
Apple fans can look forward to iMacs in seven colours, an iPad with Apple's own M1 chip and an iPhone 12 that comes in...
After ownership change and overhaul, M1 brings out “fully flexible” mobile plans
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After ownership change and overhaul, M1 brings out “fully flexible” mobile plans

February 23rd, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
This comes two years after M1 was delisted from the Singapore Exchange amid an ownership change and much uncertainty over its...
Another S$30m to boost adoption of 5G in Singapore, including among SMEs
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Another S$30m to boost adoption of 5G in Singapore, including among SMEs

January 22nd, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
It won't just fund the big players and telcos to develop proofs of concept, but also help SMEs take up 5G in...
Second fibre broadband outage in a month looks bad for M1
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Second fibre broadband outage in a month looks bad for M1

December 22nd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
A second outage in a month for M1's fibre broadband service means it's either really unlucky or has deeper problems with its...
StarHub fastest in 4G download speeds, says Opensignal
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StarHub fastest in 4G download speeds, says Opensignal

November 24th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub provided the fastest 4G download speeds among the four telecom operators in Singapore, according to...
1,000 professionals to be hired, reskilled to support 5G rollouts in Singapore
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1,000 professionals to be hired, reskilled to support 5G rollouts in Singapore

September 30th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Telcos in Singapore will hire and reskill 1,000 professionals to help roll out 5G networks, as it seeks to develop relevant...
What’s the 5G sales pitch for Singapore telcos?
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What’s the 5G sales pitch for Singapore telcos?

July 1st, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Telcos have to show what 5G truly brings to the table that other technologies cannot. Its promises need to be put to...
M1 outage in Singapore a reminder of challenges of remote working
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M1 outage in Singapore a reminder of challenges of remote working

May 12th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The new normal after the pandemic may be to go digital, but it may also include accepting that downtime is an inevitable part of the new...
5G trial in Singapore to test new uses in manufacturing and other industries
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5G trial in Singapore to test new uses in manufacturing and other industries

May 6th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
A trial will kick off in Singapore this quarter to test new uses of 5G in the manufacturing industry, so that it can be expanded to other...
No surprises as Singtel, StarHub-M1 alliance win nationwide 5G licences in Singapore
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No surprises as Singtel, StarHub-M1 alliance win nationwide 5G licences in Singapore

April 30th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
To little surprise, Singtel and a StarHub-M1 alliance yesterday won a bid to build Singapore's two nationwide 5G...
Need a laptop to work from home? Singapore SMEs can get govt subsidy
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Need a laptop to work from home? Singapore SMEs can get govt subsidy

April 17th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
If you're a Singapore SME forced to have staff work from home, a government subsidy can help defray the costs of a laptop and...
A surprise, as telcos compete for two islandwide 5G licences in Singapore
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A surprise, as telcos compete for two islandwide 5G licences in Singapore

February 18th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
When 5G arrives in Singapore in 2022 or earlier, the telecom market will be very different, with only two players owning the city's latest...
In unprecedented move, StarHub and M1 will jointly bid for Singapore 5G licence
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In unprecedented move, StarHub and M1 will jointly bid for Singapore 5G licence

January 24th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub and M1 will put in a joint bid for a 5G licence in Singapore, the first time rival telecom operators are launching such a bid, amid fierce competition in the...
Junking my old mobile plans for a SIM-only plan in Singapore
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Junking my old mobile plans for a SIM-only plan in Singapore

July 7th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
There's no longer a good reason to stay with old mobile phone plans in Singapore, with the new options now offering large data bundles at low...
Cheaper mobile plans in Singapore but quality should not be compromised
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Cheaper mobile plans in Singapore but quality should not be compromised

June 1st, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Telcos splashing out cheaper mobile plans in Singapore, in a bid to stay competitive, should not be compromising network quality or customer...
With Singapore telcos slugging it out, enjoy the benefits while they last
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With Singapore telcos slugging it out, enjoy the benefits while they last

February 24th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Enjoy the good deals now but don't be surprised if telcos take back some of the generous or unlimited data add-ons a couple of years from...
The unthinkable becomes inevitable for Singapore telcos facing tough market
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The unthinkable becomes inevitable for Singapore telcos facing tough market

October 16th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The biggest change is the fundamental power shift away from the telco as a gatekeeper of information access and content...
Techgoondu Conversations: A potential M1 buyout and impact of Grab, Uber fines
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Techgoondu Conversations: A potential M1 buyout and impact of Grab, Uber fines

September 27th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
After much talk for more than a year, an M1 buyout now looks more likely than ever with Singapore Press Holdings and Keppel Corp seeking a majority...
Which mobile data plans offer the best value in Singapore?
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Which mobile data plans offer the best value in Singapore?

June 23rd, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
With MyRepublic entering the fray this week, Singapore mobile users got another telecom operator and more mobile data plans to pick...