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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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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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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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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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StarHub TV channel numbers to change – so what?

March 31st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub says this will let users easily locate their more than 100 channels, to which they added four more at today's announcement and demo. But the real reason for doing this may be to prepare for a market without exclusive...
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Motorola Milestone comes to StarHub – and it’s cheap

March 27th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
It's official. Two months after Techgoondu first broke the news that the Motorola Milestone was coming to Singapore via StarHub in March, the companies have unveiled that the much sought-after phone will go on sale this...
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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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Goondu out-of-box guide for Nexus One

January 30th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
So you have ripped apart your DHL package and started messing around with your spanking new Nexus One from Google. Here's a guide to get the most out of this...
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StarHub launches new mobile TV service

January 21st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
The cellphone operator is offering CNN, Disney and TVBJ TV programmes on the small screen, as part of a revamped mobile TV lineup that includes 24 channels, to smartphone...
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StarHub to ship Motorola Milestone lastest by March

January 21st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Motorola's much-awaited Milestone phone, powered by Google's Android software, will hit the shelves in Singapore the latest by March, and StarHub users can be sure they can get their hands on...
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Sing your Chinese New Year blues away on StarHub karaoke service

January 14th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Tired of pesky relatives asking when you are getting married or having kids during Chinese New Year? Turn on the karaoke at home, with a new on-demand service that StarHub is delivering soon over its cable set-top box. For...
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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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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...
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Nokia Comes With Music launches in Singapore

February 27th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
$138 for a brand new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music touchscreen phone plus one year’s subscription to Comes With Music – Nokia’s new unlimited music downloads service from over 2 million tracks at the Nokia Music...