The IDA has made the decision, after two public consultations, to allow for a fourth telco to enter Singapore, even allocating a sizable spectrum block for the new entrant.
Singapore-based broadband provider MyRepublic has been very public about its desire to become a full-fledged telecoms carrier. Now it's using an opportunity provided by the Government to test a technology called HetNet (heteogeneous network) as a way to trial its 4G mobile data network.
MyRepublic said it has raised S$23 million (US$16 million) in capital, with Brunei’s leading telecommunications provider DST a major investor in the current round.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is proposing to release more spectrum for mobile broadband services and to facilitate the entry of a new mobile operator.
MyRepublic, the Singapore-based fibre broadband player, is looking forward to when it can launch in Malaysia, confident that it will find a rich vein of customers.
DNA kicks off its Telco Deep Dive 2015, its second such report, with an introduction by Karamjit Singh on what to expect over the next two weeks.
Broadband related news dominates this week’s news on DNA with the Malaysian Government recognising that speed matters greatly, while in Singapore, leading telco Singtel is taking it up a few notches by starting a pilot service that will offers customers up to 10Gbps speeds!
Seasoned telco executive Michael Lai has joined Singapore’s fixed broadband player MyRepublic after the latter bought the Indonesian company Lai was working for in Jakarta.