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Australia TPG Telecom's unit wins bid to become new Singapore telco
December 14, 2016 / 9:55 AM / in a year

Australia TPG Telecom's unit wins bid to become new Singapore telco

SINGAPORE, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Singapore’s telecommunications regulator said a unit of Australia’s TPG Telecom made the winning bid of S$105 million ($73.7 million) in an airwaves auction that would make it the city-state’s fourth telecoms operator.

TPG’s unit will be provisionally allocated 60 MHz of spectrum made available in the new entrant spectrum auction, the Info-communications Media Development Authority said in a statement.

Singapore currently has three telecommunications network operators - Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, M1 Ltd and StarHub Ltd - and the government has been seeking to increase competition.

The city-state will hold a second phase of the airwaves auction open to the existing players and TPG’s unit in the first quarter of 2017, the IMDA said.

$1 = 1.4241 Singapore dollars Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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