LITE MVNO model is the new challenger

Telco Lite, MVNO When you’ve been around a while, as I have, cynicism about the corporate world is something you carry around with you as constant baggage. But even this cynical – and slightly older – media warrior had to smile when visiting Singapore’s Circles Life a couple of weeks ago. PREMIUM CONTENT: Please Login,…

XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo form joint venture in Indonesia

XL Axiata The new firm will provide consultancy services for future collaboration between the two telcos Indonesian telecom operator XL Axiata announced it will enter a joint venture with compatriot operator Indosat Ooredoo to provide consultancy services in future network collaboration between the two firms. The JV is dubbed PT One Indonesia Synergy. “The purpose…

Can new virtual operator Circles.Life attract Singapore users with digital promise?

Circles.Life So, the fourth telecom operator that everyone was expecting, perhaps in the shape of a MyRepublic, is actually a lesser-known player called Circles.Life. Okay, it is not exactly the fourth telco in Singapore. This “virtual” operator owns no cellphone network and leases capacity from M1 to resell services to consumers. Circles.Life had operated quietly…

Telco wars heat up as new MVNO unveils pricing plans

Circles.Life MVNO Circles.Life’s basic plan starts at $28. A new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) has launched its pricing plan for its post-paid mobile service in Singapore. A basic plan with Circles.Life starts from $28, which comes with 3GB of data and 100 minutes of talk time. The use of over-the-top services also does not…

Telecoms Sector: Entry of new MVNO soon

MVNO Competition in Singapore’s mobile sector is heating up faster than expected; this after Circles. Life announced that it will be launching its services as a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) as early as this week. Through a leasing agreement with M1, we understand that Circles.Life intends to woo consumers with flexible data plans. From…

New mobile operator set to upset status quo

New MVNO A new mobile operator called Circles.Life will launch this week. It can do this ahead of other competitors because it already has a physical mobile network through a leasing deal with local telco M1. As a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), it developed the software to provide new offerings. It is stealing a…