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Plans to ease in fourth Singapore mobile operator underway

Published on Apr 22, 2014 6:45 PM
 
People using their mobile phones onboard a train travelling underground. Consumers here may soon have more choices as Singapore's telecommunications regulator is looking to ease in a fourth mobile operator here. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Consumers here may soon have more choices as Singapore's telecommunications regulator is looking to ease in a fourth mobile operator here.

Through a public consultation launched today, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is sussing out interest from potential entrants to roll out mobile services.

One way for a new mobile operator to start up here is to buy airtime in bulk from existing operators.

Mobile operators who buy airtime in bulk instead of building physical mobile networks are known as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).

 
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