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StarHub unveils single-rate data roaming service

May 29th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Users pay S$10 daily for each 50MB block of data when they visit any one of 20 destinations such as the United States, Japan and...
Research firm: mobile content revenues to reach US$65bn in 2016
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Research firm: mobile content revenues to reach US$65bn in 2016

May 8th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Users will spend US$65 billion on e-books, games and other content on their smartphones and tablets by 2016, up from this year's US$40 billion, according to a research report released...
Commentary: SingTel playing a risky game with its pay-TV stance
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Commentary: SingTel playing a risky game with its pay-TV stance

April 27th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The real reason why SingTel is unhappy is because it cannot now lock in viewers and sell its more profitable mobile and broadband services to...
Commentary: MDA tells SingTel to show BPL matches on rival channels
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Commentary: MDA tells SingTel to show BPL matches on rival channels

April 25th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The country's media regulator has clearly told the "red" operator to show the next three seasons of the Barclays Premier League on rival StarHub's pay-TV service, starting in...
StarHub joins e-book bandwagon with store and reader app
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StarHub joins e-book bandwagon with store and reader app

April 2nd, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
StarHub launched a new e-book store and reader app of its own last Tuesday called Booktique, which brings about 400,000 titles to all iOS and Android users regardless of their mobile operators of choice. The number looks paltry...
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StarHub to deliver pay-TV over fibre, but only to businesses for now

March 15th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
(source: StarHub) StarHub is using Singapore’s fibre network to deliver its pay-TV services to offices, restaurants and pubs from March 18, as it seeks to cut down on current terrestrial broadcasts to such business...
Commentary: MDA has to sort out StarHub-SingTel football wrangle
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Commentary: MDA has to sort out StarHub-SingTel football wrangle

March 6th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
(credit: Ronnie Macdonald, Creative Commons) Being a referee is never easy. In the latest wrangle between SingTel and StarHub for English Premier League TV rights, the Media Development Authority (MDA) has found itself exactly in...
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StarHub promises clearer mobile calls with free HD Voice service

March 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub will be turning on a new service that promises to let users speak more clearly over their cellphones – without all the annoying background noise – from this Thursday. Called HD Voice, the technology is similar...
Commentary: SingTel and StarHub to challenge WhatsApp? Can they?
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Commentary: SingTel and StarHub to challenge WhatsApp? Can they?

February 21st, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Once the biggest fish in a pond, today’s telecom operators often find themselves out at sea, facing much bigger...
Neil Montefiore to retire as StarHub CEO, Tan Tong Hai takes over next month
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Neil Montefiore to retire as StarHub CEO, Tan Tong Hai takes over next month

February 7th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
As successor, Tan will have to face off an increasingly powerful SingTel that has gobbled up almost half the Singapore mobile market in recent years and is becoming a tougher competitor with its expanded pay-TV...
Microsoft confirms Singapore pricing for Office 365, pushes for subscriptions
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Microsoft confirms Singapore pricing for Office 365, pushes for subscriptions

January 30th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Microsoft is selling its new Office software for S$138 a year, or S$11.50 a month, to home users in Singapore, as part of a new subscription service that it hopes will change its fortunes against Google and Apple this...
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Free TV programmes for the holidays from both SingTel and StarHub

December 26th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
If there’s one good thing about pay-TV competition in Singapore, it’s that both SingTel and StarHub show almost all channels for free during holidays, like this New Year...
StarHub adds 10 new channels to its TV Anywhere service
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StarHub adds 10 new channels to its TV Anywhere service

December 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub pay-TV viewers can now watch Cartoon Network, Comedy Central Asia and eight other new channels on their PCs, tablets and smartphones, as the cable operator expanded the lineup for its TV Anywhere service to 36 channels...
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...
Commentary: SingTel risks losing football fans with its pay-TV game
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Commentary: SingTel risks losing football fans with its pay-TV game

November 17th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Football fans won't be happy if SingTel raises prices for live matches, while somehow keeping out pay-TV rivals in the coming...
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SingTel wins Barclays Premier League broadcast rights for Singapore

October 10th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Whether StarHub viewers will get to watch the matches on their cable set-top boxes, however, is a big question mark...
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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...
StarHub joins the fray as LTE battle looms in Singapore
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StarHub joins the fray as LTE battle looms in Singapore

September 12th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub will be rolling out Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G services in Singapore on September 19, pegging its prices closely to rivals SingTel and M1 which have unveiled their services...
Commentary: SingTel brings National Geographic and other Fox channels to mio TV
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Commentary: SingTel brings National Geographic and other Fox channels to mio TV

September 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
When several Fox channels start being available on SingTel's mio TV set top boxes in October, they will help roll back years of ruinous competition for exclusive content that has resulted in higher prices and inconvenience for...
Singapore smartphone users: to 4G or not to 4G?
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Singapore smartphone users: to 4G or not to 4G?

September 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The first nationwide 4G service is going online in Singapore on September 15. Should you be going on 4G...