SINGAPORE (Apr 1): TPG Telecom on March 31 rolled out its long-awaited commercial launch, unveiling a SIM-only plan at $10 a month for 50GB of data.

But market watchers are far from worried that the newcomer will have an adverse impact on incumbent telcos Singapore Telecommunications and StarHub as well as fibre network infrastructure provider NetLink NBN Trust.

“TPG has acknowledged its current lack of adequate coverage in underground MRT tunnels. As we understand, TPG’s voice-call experience is also sub-optimal due to the lack of a 3G network to plug the gaps in its newly-built 4G network,” says Sachin Mittal, an analyst at DBS Group Research, in an April 1 report.

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