Telcos versus virtual operators

Virtual telcos rarely become sufficiently big enough to compete in most markets and will eventually be "weeded out through industry consolidation", according to an analyst.
Virtual telcos rarely become sufficiently big enough to compete in most markets and will eventually be "weeded out through industry consolidation", according to an analyst.PHOTO: ST FILE

Singtel's three-month-old Gomo mobile plan, the incumbent telco's answer to the spate of cheap mobile plans being offered by mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) here, will get a data roaming option on Friday.

The option fixes a glaring omission in the SIM-only postpaid mobile plan, allowing it to better compete with Giga, a similar low-cost mobile sub-brand from StarHub that was launched last Thursday.

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