9 Jan 2007
Singapore Telecom (SingTel) has announced the launch of a new integrated super highway communications service for residential users, dubbed Generation MIO (more-in-one). The new offering, which is provided over the operator’s IP backbone via a standard fixed line, should be capable of delivering mobile, Wi-Fi and broadband access on a single platform. Generation MIO is being targeted at all segments of the Singaporean consumer market. ‘At one end of the spectrum for people who are using our direct exchange line or phone service, it allows them to basically pay a fixed fee of SGD15.75 (USD10.24) a month and they can make unlimited local calls from their home phones, and on top of that they get broadband access at 256kbps download included in that monthly package,’ said Allen Lew, CEO, SingTel Singapore. Existing mobile and broadband customers will be offered a choice of nine different pricing plans, ranging from SGD68 to SGD148 per month, with SingTel saying that MIO will enable it to roll out other services such as Pay-TV, home security and other remote monitoring services in the future.