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SingTel launches NFC contactless payments in Singapore

SingTel launches NFC contactless payments in Singapore

SingTel is launching NFC-based payments in Singapore in partnership with EZ-Link, who also introduced an EZ-Link NFC mobile application and the EZ-Link NFC website. Using the new service, SingTel customers will be able to make cashless payments by tapping supported handsets at NFC-enabled terminals at over 20,000 points of sale, including taxis, supermarkets and fast…

SingTel sets up $150 million mobile innovation fund – Innov8

Singapore’s SingTel has set up a corporate venture company called Innov8 to invest in new technologies and eventually create future growth engines for the group. The new entity will have an initial fund size of S$200 million, which is about US$150 million, and collaborate with innovators, developers, government agencies and R&D organisations around the region…

SingTel is trialing an LTE network

Singapore’s SingTel and Ericsson are trialing LTE network at SingTel’s headquarters, Comcentre. The carrier’s plan is to progressively upgrade its existing HSPA network over the next 12-24 months to be LTE-ready. Likewise, commercial deployment is slated to take place in phases, subject to the availability of frequency spectrum and commercial LTE mobile devices. Commenting on…

SingTel increases stake in India’s Bharti Airtel; Thinks about dumping its share in Australia’s Optus

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has recently announced that it is paying around $393 million to increase its stake in India’s Bharti Airtel to 31.95%, up from 30.43% currently. The company is buying the shares though its investment arm, Pastel. In the other SingTel news, the carrier is reportedly considering the sale of a minority stake in…

SingTel first in Asia to launch INQ Mini 3G

So following the UK launch, here comes more INQ Mini 3G news: SingTel and INQ Mobile have announced that SingTel mobile customers will soon become the first in Asia and among the first in the world to get their hands on the new INQ Mini 3G. The Mini 3G is exclusive to SingTel customers in…

Android HTC Dream Gets Official on Optus, Singtel

As expected, Singapore carrier SingTel and Australian Optus have both gone official with the HTC’s Android Device, taking on the name Dream. Who knows what happened with the G1 namesake, but Dream has a better ring to it anyway. Specs are the same, but to refresh your memory… 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA…

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