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Mio TV to use StarHub network

SingTel sourcing hardware after IDA orders StarHub to share cable system

Published on Aug 26, 2014 6:45 AM
 
SingTel's mio TV setup. As early as the first half of next year, consumers can expect to use the existing cable network within their homes for mio TV services. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE

As early as the first half of next year, consumers can expect to use the cable network within their homes for mio TV services.

SingTel has started sourcing for hardware for this purpose, according to sources. The bulk order could be in the "tens of thousands", said a source close to the project.

The cable connection points pre-installed in every room of a home now carry only TV and broadband signals from StarHub. But the authorities recently ordered StarHub to share the network, ending a four-year dispute between the two telcos.

The Infocomm Development Authority's (IDA) decision last month also means that any service provider can tap the existing cable network within homes to deliver their services, including those sent over the ultra-fast fibre-optic network.

 
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