Seven mobile operators across the world have teamed up to create an alliance to collaborate in the M2M space. KPN, NTT Docomo, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom have agreed to cooperate to address the complex and fragmented nature of the M2M market.
Indonesia’s biggest mobile operator by some margin, Telkomsel, has been declared bankrupt on a technicality, throwing an auction for additional 3G spectrum into disarray.
The seven mobile operators across the world using the same M2M platform will automatically benefit from a degree of interoperability that makes it easier for enterprise customers to expand into new markets.
Singaporean telco SingTel has selected a Telecoms Operations and Management Solution (TOMS) from US firm Netcracker to monetise its next-generation infrastructure
In the lead up to the LTE Asia conference, taking place in Singapore on 6-7th September, we speak to Peter Cook, vice president of mobile network engineering at StarHub, Singapore’s second largest operator.
Australia’s National Broadband Network received a significant boost with the news that the operators Telsta and SingTel have agreed major deals to transfer parts of their networks to the NBN. As part of the deal, the state owned NBN will pay Telsta $11bn for its copper network, while the SingTel owned Optus network will receive $800m to move customers from its fibre optic network, freeing up its infrastructre for the NBN.
Hutchison Whampoa’s handset development studio has broken into Asia under a deal with SingTel that will see the Singaporean carrier launch INQ’s latest handset.
There was another terse announcement from Apple on Monday morning, revealing the names of yet more operator partners which will be carrying the iPhone. Optus, SingTel, Bharti Airtel and Globe have all signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Australia, Singapore, India and the Philippines respectively later this year. No further information [...]
According to reports, Singaporean telco SingTel has formally expressed its interest in buying Vodafone’s 10 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel to the British company and its advisors, UBS. Vodafone initiated the talks with Singapore’s largest telco in order to sell the stake in Bharti Airtel. If Vodafone wins the $18bn auction of Hutchison Essar [...]