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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...

Auto login for Wireless@SG – at last

February 11th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Hard to log in. Keep getting disconnected. If those problems have kept you from surfing the Web with Wireless@SG, you'll be happy to hear that the free Wi-Fi hotspot service islandwide is now going to be easier to...

Nexus One has 3G problems

January 9th, 2010 | by Oo Gin Lee
I was so excited to unwrap my newly minted Nexus One which arrived at about 3pm today but I did not get a chance to mess around till an hour ago as I was outside. I was immediately impressed by its speed, cool looks and...

Free StarHub TV channels – a X’mas present?

December 27th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Not sure if this is another ploy by StarHub to keep viewers, as it readies to lose its Barclays Premier League (BPL) progammes next season, but you can now watch all StarHub cable TV channels on your set-top box. Apparently, this...

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...

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...

Free 1Mbps Wireless@SG from today

September 1st, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
From today, users of Singapore's Wireless@SG service are getting a speed boost, as part of a handful of free upgrades for the free Wi-Fi hotspot offering that were first announced at CommunicAsia 2009. They will be able to surf...

When a router is also a photo frame

August 26th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
D-Link has thrown in the kitchen sink, sorry, an LCD photo frame, into its upcoming Wireless N router, which also boasts a built-in network attached storage...

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...

Fibre’s coming to your home – what you need to know

August 6th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Some 95 per cent of homes, schools and office buildings in Singapore are being wired up with fibre optic cables for the country's next-generation broadband network, which promises an almost unlimited speed boost over existing...