Posts Tagged: telco


Singapore’s StarHub launches world’s first telco-backed crowdfunding site

Could this be the start of a wave of corporatized crowdfunding sites serving as part of a global arms race to work with promising tech?

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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As Thailand’s anti-government protests get vengeful, one telco faces boycott

Thailand has been in the world’s spotlight for the past few months due to the ongoing political unrest. But apart from a boost in online s...

  • February 24, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Vietnam’s biggest telco wants to acquire KakaoTalk for $5 billion

Viettel, Vietnam's biggest telco, has expressed interest in acquiring KakaoTalk, but currently KakaoTalk is unaware of these intentions. We'...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 5:50 pm
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When it comes to customer service in Thailand, Apple’s Tim Cook wins

Three and a half years ago, NBC published a post about how the then newly-appointed Apple CEO loves answering customers’ emails. The piece...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Battle brewing in Philippines as beer maker San Miguel prepares to launch mobile telco

The largest conglomerate in the Philippines, the San Miguel Corporation – yes, it makes San Miguel beer – is set to get into a n...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Thai telco Dtac enters e-book marketplace with Readever

Today, Thai telco Dtac launched its very first e-book marketplace app, Readever. This makes the company the third telco in Thailand to offer...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 5:49 pm
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XL Dekat lets you keep track of your loved ones in real time

The telco scene in Indonesia is definitely one to look out for, as each seems to have stepped away from the usual price war to making new pr...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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With the acquisition of Axis, how will Indonesia’s telco landscape change?

Yesterday, a huge acquisition happened in Indonesia’s telco industry: third-placed XL Axiata (EXCL:Indonesia) bought fifth-placed Axis for...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Philippines’ Globe Telecom moves against selling illegal signal boosters

We noted earlier how competition in the Philippine telco space is an ongoing battle. In the most recent service test by the National Telecom...

  • September 25, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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XL Axiata launches an Android app store

Indonesian telco XL Axiata has been planning to launch its own app store for some time, and today it is revealed to be Gudang App (which mea...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Online resources aim to help Thailand’s farmers during ‘rice pledging’ crisis

Thailand’s embattled government, swamped by months of intense protests, recently came in for even more attacks due to it rice pledging sch...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Get unlimited use of chat app Line with Singapore telco’s new prepaid plan

Singapore residents can now send messages and stickers from popular chat app Line to their friends at 40 cents a day or S$6 ($4.70) for 30 d...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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Philippine television network ABS-CBN dials into mobile telco business

Philippine television network ABS-CBN opened its first ABS-CBNmobile store this week in ELJ building, the network’s headquarters, affi...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 1:33 pm
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One telco in Myanmar wants free Wikipedia for all

As one of the two foreign companies being granted a nationwide telecom license by the Myanmar government, Norway-based telco Telenor announc...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Indonesia’s Smartfren now has 12.5 million subscribers, launches new phone and tablet

Indonesian telco and handset manufacturer Smartfren released its new phone and tablet yesterday, called the Andromax T (pictured right) and ...

  • October 10, 2013
  • at 1:45 pm
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3 big problems with the Thai startup ecosystem

When talking about the startup ecosystem in Thailand, it can’t be denied that, besides the normal key players like VCs, business sectors, ...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Global organization hopes to bring Philippine kids back to school with mobile education

Around 1.5 million children are not in school in the Philippines. It’s a huge problem that needs fundamental solutions, but perhaps techno...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Philippine telco Smart launches free chat app bundle similar to competitor, only cheaper and better

In an answer to Philippine telco Globe Telecom’s earlier promotion of free access to chat apps, its competitor, Smart Communications l...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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