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SingTel fined a record S$180,000 for mio TV football outage

February 15th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel has been told to pay an unprecedented S$180,000 fine for problems in its TV service that cut off the last dramatic minutes of last season’s Barclays Premier League for about a third of its pay-TV customers. Some...
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...
Viewqwest adds China’s PPTV to its fibre broadband offering
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Viewqwest adds China’s PPTV to its fibre broadband offering

February 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
If you don't want the bundled mio TV or StarHub cable when you sign up for fibre broadband in Singapore, there's a new online TV offering from upstart challenger Viewqwest this week - the popular PPTV online TV service from...
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How technology can help in a Singapore with 6.9 million people

February 2nd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
It's useful to take lessons from overseas, like Japan, where folks have found innovative ways to get around the really tight spaces afforded to each person...
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M1: downtime could have lasted weeks if not for contingency plans

January 22nd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
It is keen to prove its case because an upcoming investigation by the government regulator could well determine what penalties it will likely face for one of the country's most serious...
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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...
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M1 3G services partially disrupted after “power problem”

January 15th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Some M1 smartphone users were not able to go online with their 3G connections after a "power problem" disrupted the mobile data service early this morning in the country's latest cellphone service...
Commentary: where is the content in all these smart TVs and phones?
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Commentary: where is the content in all these smart TVs and phones?

January 13th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Good content is all that's keeping people paying for set-top box rental and often overpriced local TV prices. A better way to deliver video already exists, and all it takes is for content creators to move...
Yet another 4G tablet out in Singapore – Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE
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Yet another 4G tablet out in Singapore – Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

January 5th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
If you're looking for a tablet that will hook up to the new 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in Singapore, there's now another option in Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, which now supports the new...