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New telco player MyRepublic is making waves in Singapore's broadband Internet market

LIVING up to its logo of a rocket, Singapore's newest telco MyRepublic has fired up the competition in the fibre broadband market. In January last year, the company launched an affordable 1Gbps broadband plan - an ultra-fast connection that had rivals playing catch-up. At $49.99 a month, it was cheaper than similar plans from other retailers. It is also shooting to shake up the market by promising unlimited data deals that are currently unavailable.

MyRepublic has certainly made an impact since it was set up in 2012. Just two years ago, Singapore was 14th in fixed broadband affordability worldwide. A year after MyRepublic launched its 1Gbps service, however, it shot up to third spot, reveals its...

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