MyRepublic announced today that it has formed a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partnership with StarHub.
This means that the Singapore internet service provider would be able to utilise StarHub’s mobile network infrastructure to offer mobile services.
MyRepublic first announced its intentions to launch mobile services in 2015, and attracted “over 50,000 registrations of interest for the MyRepublic HetNet Mobility Trial in Jurong”.
In spite of it losing in the race to become Singapore’s 4th telco to Australian company TPG Telecom in December 2016, it still hasn’t given up its telco dreams.
Said MyRepublic CEO Malcolm Rodrigues, “We made a promise and we want to stand by that promise.”
“We promised that MyRepublic would bring a better kind of mobile service to Singapore, and we believe we can still do that. And we definitely want to thank our friends and supporters for believing in us.”
The partnership was formed after MyRepublic “explored and evaluated various ways to offer mobile services as a MVNO” for “months” and found StarHub to be the “ideal Mobile Network Operator partner”.
“This is a great opportunity for both MyRepublic and StarHub,” said Yap Yong Teck, Managing Director of MyRepublic Singapore.
“Beyond having an excellent mobile network, it’s important we work with an MNO partner that’s well-aligned with us in terms of strategy.”
Added Howie Lau, Chief Marketing Officer of StarHub, “We are pleased that MyRepublic has chosen StarHub to be its MNO partner, marking our foray into the MVNO business.”
MyRepublic reveals that it will launch mobile service in Singapore “very soon, with details on its plans and bundles to come”.
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