Six Singapore ISPs jointly slam SingTel's proposed OpenNet acquisition, 25 Sep 2013
In a rare show of solidarity, six Singapore broadband players and a coalition of Asia-Pacific carriers have jointly opposed the proposed deal by SingTel-owned NetLink Trust to buy out the country's fiber network builder, OpenNet.
The protest came from local Internet service providers StarHub, M1, MyRepublic, Viewqwest, Nucleus Connect, and SuperInternet, together with the Asia Pacific Carriers' Coalition (APCC)--which includes AT&T, BT and PacNet.
"If approved, the proposed consolidation would see SingTel becoming the 100 percent beneficial owner of the only other nationwide fixed telecommunications network in Singapore, apart from SingTel's own network," noted the joint media statement. Full story
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