TELCOS

IMDA starts probe into StarHub broadband disruptions

THE Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has commenced investigations into the two service disruptions to StarHub's Internet services on Wednesday, and will not hesitate to take "strong...

Telework is not business as usual for telcos

REMOTE employment has become de rigueur to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19, and telcos rushed to sell digital work solutions for companies enacting business continuity plans (BCP) such...

Telco start-up Circles.Life snags funding from Warburg Pincus

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore-based telco start-up Circles.Life announced on Tuesday (Feb 11) it has received funding in an equity round from global private equity (PE) firm Warburg...

Coronavirus: Singapore firms ramp up efforts to contain spread of virus

Singapore firms and building managers are ramping up their efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the country entered its first work week since the outbreak response level turned to...

Face scans a must to get new phone number in China

BEIJING • China made it mandatory for telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting yesterday, according to the country's information...

Singtel among 4 firms fined over third-party charges, lapses in sign-up processes for mobile subscription services

Four firms were fined a total of $25,000 for lapses in the sign-up processes for mobile subscription services after some customers complained about unauthorised charges on their phone bills.

First 5G networks to be operated by at least 2 winning telcos from next year: IMDA

The timeline will place Singapore among the front runners in 5G applications roll-out.

StarHub to cut dividend after Q4 earnings miss

STARHUB is slashing its dividends for 2019, while earnings for 2018 fell below street forecasts.

Grab, Go-Jek biggest winners in S-E Asia's e-payment war: Morgan Stanley report

INDEPENDENT e-payment players such as Grab and Go-Jek will be the biggest winners in the South-east Asian e-payment market, going by a latest Morgan Stanley report. This is followed by banks,...

Are telco tie-ups the way to stay ahead?

"IF you can't beat them, join them."

Good times for consumers ahead as MyRepublic rattles the incumbents

THIS week in telecommunications may have proven a recently much-discussed stereotype: that startups are outspoken, eager disrupters of the establishment - and incumbents careful, sophisticated...