Optus CEO resigns after massive network outage

Singtel-owned Australian service provider Optus’s CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has resigned. Bayer Rosmarin’s departure follows hard on the heels of a network outage experiences by the operator on November 8 that left some 10 million of Australia’s 26 million population without access to phone or internet connections for 14 hours and exposed the company to […]

Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, e& and Singtel form telco AI alliance

Telcos Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom e& and Singtel have joined forces to form the Global Telco AI Alliance in aim to boost customer experience using AI technology. The four companies will make joint efforts to accelerate AI transformation of the existing telco business, and develop new growth drivers through new AI-powered business models. A Multilateral […]

Singapore operators team up for Women’s World Cup

Singapore operators Mediacorp, Singtel and StarHub have teamed up to provide full coverage of all 64 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 matches to football fans in their home market. The trio said their collaboration will enable football fans to stream the games live or on-demand on any device. All new and existing mewatch, […]

Indonesia’s Telkom to fold IndiHome consumer business into Singtel JV Telkomsel

Indonesia’s PT Telkom and PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel) have signed an agreement to integrate Telkom’s IndiHome consumer business into Telkom and Singtel-owned service provider Telkomsel. After an increase in the capital of Telkomsel associated with the deal is notified to Indonsesia’s Minister of Law and Human Rights on July 1, IndiHome will legally be under […]

Singtel pay TV revenues fall, but cushioned by cost savings

Singapore-based telco Singtel saw pay TV revenues fall from S$273.9 million to S$218 million in the first quarter, contributing to an overall reported drop in operating revenue. Singtel saw its operating revenues drop from S$15.339 billion to S$14.464 billion, with drops infocomm technology, fixed voice and data, digital business and internet revenues – as well […]

Mediacorp FTA channels now on Singtel and Starhub streaming services

Singaporean telco Singtel’s TV customers and rival StarHub’s TV+ subscribers can now receive free-to-air content from the country’s national media outfit Mediacorp via their respective streaming services. Previously, only Singtel TV subscribers with the appropriate set-top box equipment and StarHub subscribers with set-top boxes who used the telco’s broadband service were able to access FTA […]

Singtel in talks over merger of Indonesian service providers

Singapore pay TV and broadband service provider Singtel has confirmed that it is talks with Indonesian broadband provider Telkomsel, in which it holds a 35% stake, and partner service provider PT Telekom about a potential merger of the two broadband businesses. In a stock exchange announcement, Singtel said that it was in talks “on the […]

Singtel results dented by currency exchange and lower PayTV revenues

Singapore telco Singtel has posted net profits of US$834m for H1 2023, up 23%, boosted by a net exceptional gain from the Group’s partial divestment of its stake in Airtel. However, operating revenue was down 5% to US$5.2 billion partially due to adverse currency effects. The company’s consumer-facing revenues were also dented by the loss […]

Singapore consortium bags FIFA World Cup rights, sets price tag

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar just weeks away from kicking off, a consortium including StarHub, Singtel and Mediacorp have signed up the rights to air the tournament in Singapore. Between them, the partners will offer football fans complete coverage of all 64 matches, live or on-demand on any device. The collaboration is similar […]

Singtel to take US$80 million hit on Amobee sale as telco agrees deal with Tremor International

Southeast Asia’s largest telco Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has announced a deal to sell its digital marketing business Amobee to San Francisco-based adtech company Tremor International.  Singtel is selling the loss-making unit for US$239 million after it suffered an impairment charge of US$424.90 million. This, along with losses in cyber-security business Trustwave, led the operator to […]