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Singapore telcos still lack the 'X' factor. Here's why

Michelle Zhu
Michelle Zhu9/20/2017 10:7 AM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Singapore telcos still lack the 'X' factor. Here's why
SINGAPORE (Sept 20): Maybank Kim Eng is maintaining its “negative” view on the Singapore telco sector in anticipation of more competition from FY18 onwards.
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SINGAPORE (Sept 20): Maybank Kim Eng is maintaining its “negative” view on the Singapore telco sector in anticipation of more competition from FY18 onwards.

This is despite all three incumbents having unveiled their subsidised handset pricing plans, in time for the release of the new iPhone 8 and X.

In a Tuesday report, analyst Luis Hilado says SingTel and StarHub are “not yet being very aggressive in their retention efforts” given that their recent higher data allocation and unlimited data plans carry higher average revenue per user (ARPU) commitments.

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