Handset ‘issues’ scupper SingTel 3G trial

6 Jan 2004

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has postponed its planned trial of third-generation (3G) mobile services, citing ‘handset issues’ as the reason. Although the company refused to expand on the exact nature of the hold-up, it is believed that it is suffering the effects of a general shortage in handsets currently blighting the SAR. The cellco did add, however, that its decision was affected by the holiday period in Singapore, in which it deemed that many of its customers would be ‘out of town’. SingTel is now looking at an alternative date to launch the consumer trial and plans to make an announcement shortly.

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