26 Jun '17, 3pm

Can SingTel fight gravity?: Hailed by many analysts as Asia top telecommunication company, SingTel is facing…

Can SingTel fight gravity?: Hailed by many analysts as Asia top telecommunication company, SingTel is facing…

Hailed by many analysts as Asia top telecommunication company, SingTel is facing heightened competition from emerging players seeking to knock it from the perch. Australia’s TPG Telecom stunned the market by not only becoming Singapore’s 4th telecommunication player in late 2016, but also Australia’s 4th telecommunication player in early 2017. Given the increased competition in Singapore, Australia and India, can SingTel fight gravity? To put things into perspective, SingTel did not sleep walk into the dominant position in Asia by chance. Listed in SGX main board back in 1993, the company embarked on a slew of overseas acquisitions spree, with backing from Singapore sovereign wealth fund, Temasek Holdings. As a result, SingTel enjoyed a massive investment moat of 600 million mobile phone subscribers across South East Asia countries like India, Philippines, Thailand, Indone...

Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2017/06/26/can-singtel-fight-gravity/

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