New players to shake up Singapore mobile market

Singapore In 2016, telecoms regulator Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) endeavored to instill a fresh lease of life in Singapore’s mobile sector. The incumbent operators now face competition from two new players in a saturated market. Australian broadband provider TPG Telecom, one of the new players, won Singapore’s new entrant spectrum auction in December 2016

New 4G MVNO launching in Singapore

4G MVNO A new 4G MVNO is launching in Singapore that aims to give consumers a new way to interact and consume telco services. Digital telco Circles.Life will target the data savvy consumer segment in Singapore. The operator will use M1’s infrastructure under an MVNO model similar to the one Virgin Mobile had with Singtel

Investors Take Note: A New Player Has Entered Singapore’s Telecommunications Industry

MVNO M1 Ltd (SGX: B2F) is the smallest of Singapore’s three telecommunications companies, with the other two being Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74) and StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3). Last week, it was reported in the press that M1 has signed a leasing agreement with Circles.Life that will enable the latter to offer telecommunications services via

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

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

Starhub follows Singtel and M1 in the scramble to undercut MyRepublic’s cheap data plans

MyRepublic Singapore I mean really, who didn’t see this coming? Startup broadband provider MyRepublic rocked the boat something fierce yesterday when it promised to introduce a super cheap data plan (2GB for S$8, or US$5.80, per month) and an unlimited data plan for S$80 (US$58) per month. That’s if it is successful in its bid

M1 Singapore Deploys an Amdocs Convergent Billing Solution to Provide Enhanced Customer Experience

The solution, based on the Comverse technology acquired by Amdocs, leads to improved rating and billing resiliency and performance, while providing more flexible tariff configuration for postpaid customers Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience solutions, today announced that M1 Limited has successfully deployed a convergent billing solution based on the Comverse technology

7 Quick Things Investors Should Learn About M1 Ltd

M1 Ltd (SGX: B2F) is one of the cool companies in Singapore which shares webcasts and/or transcripts of their earnings presentations (the link for M1 is here). As the smallest among the big trio in Singapore’s telecommunications industry – the others being Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: ZY4) and StarHub Ltd (SGX:CC3)  – M1 makes its money through four business segments: mobile

IDA to discount radio spectrum by 60% to tempt fourth player; MyRepublic said to be ‘very excited’

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore says it is considering offering a substantial discount on radio spectrum to entice a would-be fourth operator to enter the market. With the newcomer expected to deploy a nationwide service by the end of September 2018, the regulator is proposing slashing the SGD100 million (USD73.9 million) reserve price

M1 and Liberty Wireless announce MVNO agreement

Agreement enables Liberty Wireless to offer nationwide mobile service swiftly using M1’s mobile network M1 Limited (M1) today announced an agreement to enable Liberty Wireless to deliver voice, messaging and data access to its customers, using M1’s advanced mobile network.Liberty Wireless is a Singapore-based mobile telecommunications company. Under its operating brand, Circles Asia, it aims