OUTLOOK 2020

LICENCES for Singapore's planned 5G wireless networks are hailed by observers as a game-changing catalyst, amid a consumer mobile market battered by a price war.

SINGAPORE'S unprecedented bidding exercise for 5G network licences will be the hottest development for telcos in 2020 - even if it is unclear what hand each company plans to reveal.

NEWS ANALYSIS

WITH the consumer market in revolt, telcos here are rolling out mobile plans that are big on data, flexibility and digital self-help options.

SINGAPORE-BASED telco startup Circles.Life, which will launch in its first overseas market this month, has nabbed more funding - this time from Singapore government investor EDBI.

THE Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is planning new rules to make telco bills more transparent, it said on Wednesday. 

THE Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is planning new rules to make telco bills more transparent, it said on Wednesday. 

TELCOS here will be forced to consolidate within three years as the Singapore market gets ever more crowded, analysts from credit rating agency Moody's warned in a report this week....

MOBILE virtual network operator (MVNO) Circles.Life is on track to nab 5 per cent of Singapore's postpaid market by year-end, it told the press on Monday. 

THE reputation of Singapore telcos is in decline, a key StarHub executive has suggested, even as the company moved on Wednesday to replace its existing slate of post-paid mobile plans.

SINGTEL's second-quarter net profit plunged 77 per cent on the previous year to S$667 million, its lowest quarterly earnings in 15 years, according to results on Thursday morning....