A nationwide heterogeneous network is one idea being mooted for Singapore's 10-year Infocomm Media Masterplan until 2025, aimed at establishing it as a "smart" nation.
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With users increasingly turning to OTT messaging applications, India's largest telco is calling for a level playing field to "benefit everybody concerned" by having them be subject to rules and jurisdictions just like carriers.
India's telecoms regulator received over 12,000 consumer complaints in the last four years, for matters relating to high rates, wrong charging, and value-added services.
The telco expects revenue declines for both group consumer and enterprise segments to be slightly worse than forecasted a quarter ago. Going forward, a focus will be on driving customer growth in Australia.
The Singapore telco has moved to a social customer relationship management software which offers an integrated dashboard that tracks online sentiment, Facebook complaints, tagged tweets, and etc.
The 5G network is expected to be 1,000 times faster than the existing 4G LTE service, and will play a key role in driving South Korea's economy.
Airtel and Vodafone are among the carriers penalized with the tighter rules unveiled last November.
The Singapore telco's upcoming facility will feature a strong push in analytics including enhancing "live" TV production based on real-time social media conversations, and big data collaborations to better understand customers.
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.
The telco will now offer rates at 0.02 rupee (0.03 US cents) per kilobyte for both pre-paid and post-paid customers on 2G on a "pay as you go" basis", in a bid to drive mobile Internet adoption.