Singapore has one of the highest rates of mobile and Internet penetration in the world, and households worldwide. Its government sets aside over S$1 billion yearly on ICT tenders and recognizes the importance of "skills, innovation and productivity" in ensuring economic growth.
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Amid anti-competition concerns, the telecoms regulator has given its nod to the S$126 million deal but with extra conditions added. It also believes the consolidation can improve Singapore's network resiliency contrary to worries.
Once late to the mobile game, the social media giant now bets heavily on the platform which it says will ensure Facebook's continued growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Singapore's fiber broadband network builder has been slapped with its biggest fine ever for failing to meet its Quality of Service standards and breaching its Universal Service Obligation in the first half of 2013.
Backed by former Rocket Internet staffers, marketplace app Duriana launches with its app and site looking almost identical to fellow Singapore-based startup, Carousell.
Singapore's no. 2 telco will offer an "unlimited" WeChat bundle for prepaid customers, going up against market leader SingTel in the OTT space which has a similar plan with messenging platform WhatsApp.
Data from price-checking site PricePanda shows serious shopping is happening on mobile devices across Southeast Asia--45 percent in Indonesia, 38 percent in Singapore, and 30 percent in the Philippines. These figures are significant because price-checking is typically done at home, on the desktop.
Breach that compromised two Singapore government websites last week could have been better mitigated if security was considered from the start of the design and development lifecycle, says FireEye.
The telco is back to working on an alternative after its "all-in-one communications app", LoopMe, was scrapped following legal complications in Israel ahead of its scheduled launch this month.
Even before officially launching, the startup is already in the black. The three co-founders behind Sparkline hope their Google pedigree will attract new customers. Its product models different situations to show "what if" situations.
The telco's regional associates expects its enterprise customers to be cautious in spending for the next 12 months amid keen competition. Q2 was held back particularly by a weaker Australian dollar and overall capex investments.
Google refutes claims its search bar compromised two Singapore websites last week, but ZDNet understands previous reports attributing such claims to the the country's ICT regulator were inaccurate.
Is it possible to have a CSR strategy built around online services? Telcos, for instance, can offer one hour free Internet access to locals who wouldn't otherwise have Web access in return for every hour of roaming fees earned.
A man reportedly linked to Anonymous and a string of recent cyberattacks has been charged. 5 other suspects are in custody over the hacking of the official sites of Singapore's prime minister and president.
Mobile operators may be required to maintain a separate set of core network equipment, as part of efforts to raise the the sector's resiliency, according to the telecoms minister. This follows a major outage last month sparked by a fire.
Customers of Citibank's online services in Singapore report experiencing problems logging into their online accounts after the bank implemented a system upgrade over the weekend.