Singaporean operator StarHub plays in fixed, mobile and payTV. CEO Neil Montefiore talks to Telecoms.com about why pure mobile operators might be under threat, why the industry urgently needs to address the issue of data roaming tariffs and why managed services might not be the great idea that so many operators have been led to believe.
Telecoms.com talks to Mock Pak Lum, CTO of Singaporean operator StarHub, about the ongoing rollout of the firm’s LTE offering.
In the highly competitive Singaporean market, Mock Pak Lum, who has been CTO of Starhub for ten months, has to keep the operator on the edge in terms of network capabilities.
Singaporean operator StarHub has signed a deal with Vodafone, which will see its customers use mobile data services at more attractive rates when roaming to major European countries, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. With the new preferred rates, customers pay $25 for the first 20Mb of international data used on any particular day. Beyond this usage within the same day, roaming data access costs $3/Mb.
Given my whinge yesterday about data roaming charges it was good to hear Starhub CEO Neil Montefiore say that they´re too high and they need to come down. Montefiore said that 80 per cent of his customers disable data when overseas, and that´s probably a typical figure for the industry.
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.
Neil Montefiore, CEO of Singaporean operator Starhub, talks about the smartphone revolution and the build out of Starhub’s next generation fibre network.
Peter Cook, vice president of mobile engineering at Singaporean operator Starhub, talks to telecoms.com about the deployment of HSPA+ and the upgrade path to LTE.
A subsea cable outage in Southeast Asia has prompted analysts to note the central but underappreciated roles undersea cable networks play in global commerce.
Neil Montefiore, who quit Singaporean operator MobileOne (M1) at the end of January 2009 after 13 years at the helm, has revealed plans to take over slightly larger rival StarHub from the start of next year.