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Singapore’s new fibre optic broadband plans so far
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Singapore’s new fibre optic broadband plans so far

September 1st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
A strange thing happened yesterday here in Singapore, when a slew of new broadband offerings became available at competitive prices, over the country's new fibre optic network extended to homes and offices. Here's a slice of what...
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Commentary: Fibre-to-the-home comes to Singapore in end September

August 31st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Years after they first heard the words "ultra-fast broadband", home owners and businesses here can finally log on to Singapore's new next-gen broadband service next month, when it goes online with promises of faster speeds and...
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SingTel adds Sony to its music store, includes DRM-free tracks

July 26th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel added Justin Timberlake, Jay Chou and a number of other Sony Music artistes to its AMPed mobile music download catalogue last Wednesday, boosting the number of tracks on sale to its users to over 1...
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Year-long 3D TV trial in Singapore from today

June 15th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore will be running a S$5 million, year-long trial of 3D TV from today, just months after the first 3D TVs started going on sale here at retail...
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Q&A with SingTel VP for consumer products

May 19th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Ying Lai Chang on how SingTel is coping with the mobile broadband explosion that has operators rushing to provide more bandwidth for anything from Facebook to...
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Commentary: Why you should say no to World Cup 2010

May 11th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
No, it is not SingTel and StarHub you should be angry with. Nor should you fret that the S$66 package - or S$1-a-match - to watch the 2010 World Cup on the telly in Singapore is four times more than what you had paid in 2006....
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SingTel aims at newbie smartphone users

May 3rd, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Just when you thought that mobile data plans could not get cheaper, along comes an "entry level" plan from SingTel to entice users to "test water" with surfing on their phones. There's now a S$5.90-a-month plan that gives you...
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Commentary: Singapore gets World Cup 2010 on TV

April 29th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
This lower World Cup bid, though still high by many measures, has at least shown that the Singapore market, and by extension, its viewers, are not absolute suckers for content owners to rip...
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 comes to SingTel

April 2nd, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Above all the din made by Android phones from Motorola and HTC, the somewhat forgotten Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is hitting the shelves in Singapore from today, courtesy of SingTel. SE's flagship Android gizmo will cost S$388 on...
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Commentary: Singapore’s pay-TV content sharing

March 24th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
After all these years, and facing the wrath of football fans deprived of live World Cup matches, Singapore's media regulators finally decided a fortnight ago to rule out exclusive pay-TV content henceforth and bring an end to one...
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Hands on: Motorola Dext

January 21st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
One of Moto's "comeback" phones featuring the now-hot Google Android OS, the Dext comes with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard as well as an ample 3.1-inch screen offering a not-too-shabby 320 x 480 resolution. SingTel is the first to...
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A common set-top box for S’pore: you sure it makes sense?

November 23rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub uses a cable plant to send its TV signals to homes; SingTel uses a totally different ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) broadband network - you might just get two separate set-top boxes more cheaply than to...
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S$23 a month to watch EPL from next year

October 10th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel has come up with prices to tune in to live EPL matches from next year, and it has kept to a promise of not asking for more cash. In fact, it has come up with a pretty sweet deal, which people will be left looking for a...
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Commentary: SingTel wins EPL bid

October 1st, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Less than 48 hours after SingTel and StarHub confirmed their bids for the English Premier League (EPL) TV rights for the next three seasons, the red camp has just confirmed that it has won the fight to screen the live matches....
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Commentary: Is a SingTel-StarHub joint BPL bid still on?

September 4th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Without the protagonists even speaking a word about it, the market has been filled with talk of a possible SingTel-StarHub joint bid for the upcoming three seasons of exclusive Barclays Premier League (BPL) content. Yet, after...
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SingTel users affected as submarine cable cut

August 12th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel broadband users are seeing their webpages load slower than usual today, after what appears to be a pretty serious cut to the APCN2 submarine cables carrying Internet traffic in and out of...
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SingTel comes up with “free football” on TV

August 7th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Free football in a small pay-TV market distorted by exclusive content deals? That's not a National Day joke. It's one fierce promotional ploy that SingTel is announcing today, just days before the football season kicks off for...
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Singapore’s FTTH service to go partly commercial in 1H 2010

June 16th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's ultra high-speed broadband service, capable of offering speeds of 1Gbps, will go commercial as early as the first half of 2010, earlier than many observers have...
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Another mobile music service – now from Sony Ericsson

April 23rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Turning the heat on Nokia, SE is getting in the act here too with its PlayNow Plus service, which lets users download thousands of songs onto their Walkman phones. Announced this afternoon with much fanfare (even Wang Lee Hom was...
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Commentary: StarHub wins Opco deal in Singapore’s NBN

April 3rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Firstly, no surprises that StarHub has won the OpCo deal. This was the "consolation prize" after it failed in its bid, along with a consortium that once contained the promising Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), to grab the...