Singapore 4G coverage hits 90.2%, up from previous 84.4%

WITH 5G technology on the far horizon, Singapore's network operators are still boosting their 4G systems.

Despite 5G fanfare, mobile operators still boosting older network connections

SINGTEL has pushed mobile users’ network coverage in Singapore past a key threshold, according to findings from an industry analytics firm.


New 'digital telcos' start to feel the burn

THE heat is on in Singapore's crowded telco market - and the disruptors are starting to feel the burn.


Blurred lines as telcos revamp mobile products

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

State-linked EDBI invests in Circles.Life

The investment arm of the Economic Development Board has dipped its finger into the pie at Singapore telco startup Circles.Life.

Circles.Life plans to hire tech talent with latest government-linked investment

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.


Hopes dim of growth recovery in H2 as May's PMI falls below 50

SINGAPORE factories face an uphill slog, as a much-longed-for industry turnaround in the second half of the year could fail to materialise.

Singapore factory sentiment turns negative after almost three years

SINGAPORE manufacturers have turned sour on factory activity, with the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) - an early indicator of sentiment - falling into negative territory.

Micron Tech output up this year despite slide in Singapore exports

CUTBACKS have been made across the Micron Technology portfolio, but chief business officer Sumit Sadana has reiterated the multinational's commitment to its footprint here.

Straight Talc

ALEX Gorsky is a man with a mission - one that he is pleased to share with all and sundry.

Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust to sell Australian warehouse, outdoor area

FRASERS Logistics & Industrial Trust (FLT) is selling a warehouse and open-air storage and parking area in Australia for A$15 million (S$14.2 million), the manager said on Thursday.

Singtel full-year profit hits 16-year low; CEO says too early to talk about 5G capex

IT'S too early to estimate fifth-generation (5G) network-related spending, Singtel group chief executive Chua Sock Koong said, even as the mainboard-listed telco posted a steep slide in its annual profit on Wednesday.


M1 could bounce back bigger, better from synergies with Keppel units

RIVAL telcos have already turned in their latest results -- with Singtel posting its lowest annual profits in 16 years on Wednesday - but someone was missing from the party.

Singtel has weathered the storm, analysts say

THE 16-year low in Singtel's earnings was likely the rock bottom, analysts said on Wednesday, as they expect recovery - and relief - in regional markets.

Singtel not in position to speculate on capex for 5G in Singapore, says CEO

SINGTEL management took the group’s sprawling portfolio through its paces at an hour-long earnings briefing on Wednesday morning, after the mainboard-listed telco posted a 21.4 per cent drop in full-year earnings - shorn of one-off items - to S$2.83 billion.

Foxconn's Terry Gou to sell stake in trustee-manager of Asian Pay TV Trust

FOXCONN founder Terry Gou will sell his interest in the trustee-manager of Singapore-listed Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT), as he gears up to run for Taiwan president next year, the manager disclosed early on Tuesday.

Asian Pay Television Trust trims Q1 DPU to 0.3 S cent

ASIAN Pay Television Trust (APTT) has declared a first-quarter distribution per unit (DPU) of 0.3 Singapore cent, down from 1.625 cents in the previous year, in line with its previously stated plan to trim payouts.

NetLink NBN Trust to raise FY2019 DPU

FIBRE network provider NetLink NBN Trust has called for a distribution per unit (DPU) of 2.44 Singapore cents for the fourth quarter, the manager said, in results out on Monday.

NetLink NBN Trust raises FY2019 DPU to 4.88 Singapore cents

FIBRE network provider NetLink NBN Trust has called for a distribution per unit (DPU) of 2.44 Singapore cents for the fourth quarter, the manager said, in results released on Monday.

Wedding bells or death knells?

WEDDING boutique owner Teo Peiru has had to cut the price of her packages, which can include not just gown and suit rentals, but also make-up, bouquets and photography.

Wee Hur Q1 earnings halved on drop in property development income

MAINBOARD-LISTED property group Wee Hur Holdings' earnings were halved in the first quarter, as turnover from the muted development segment fell.

Wing Tai Q3 net profit slumps 85% to S$10.1m

MAINBOARD-LISTED property and retail player Wing Tai Holdings saw earnings plunge in the third quarter on a sharp drop in associates' contributions.

Singapore retail sales fall broadly again in March, but decline eases

SINGAPORE retail sales dipped in March, with the decline broadly across the board, according to figures from the Department of Statistics (SingStat) on Friday.

'We can't live life based on what Trump tweets'

US TARIFFS on billions of dollars in Chinese goods might go up on Friday, as American President Donald Trump has threatened, casting doubt over the outcome of trade talks.

Frencken Q1 net profit up 27.2% to S$8.6m on industrial automation sales

MAINBOARD-LISTED technology solutions provider Frencken Group has posted a double-digit jump in first-quarter earnings, as sales in the seasonal industrial automation segment made up for the slump in semiconductor-related revenues.