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05-12-2018, 10:46 PM.
Post: #381
RE: Starhub
StarHub unveils three contract-free SIM-only options, axes default mobile contract plans
The Straits Times Dec 05, 2018

SINGAPORE - The reputation of Singapore telcos is in decline, a key StarHub executive has suggested, even as the company moved on Wednesday (Dec 5) to replace its existing slate of post-paid mobile plans.

The telco has unveiled a set of three contract-free SIM-only options, in its first consumer mobile product offering since Mr Peter Kaliaropoulos took over as chief executive in July.......

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15-02-2019, 12:35 PM.
Post: #382
RE: Starhub
As part of the transition to the new dividend policy, the Group intends to pay a dividend
of at least 9 cents per ordinary share for FY2019, at a rate of 2.25 cents per quarter.
Any payment above 9 cents in line with the new dividend policy would occur in the last
quarterly payment.

As previously communicated, the final dividend for FY2018 of 4 cents per quarter will be
paid in May 2019.

can't say a cut is surprising, but it's quite a big one.

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15-02-2019, 04:21 PM.
Post: #383
RE: Starhub
(26-09-2018, 05:00 PM)specuvestor Wrote: I know there's some IT expert VBs here... Price aside, is it correct to say that GSM and SMS is more secure than VoIP and 3G/4G/5G data? Or these data packets are not easily intercepted?


They are far less secure. GSM and SMS are transmitted unencrypted and you just need a cheap antenna to intercept the traffic. You can intercept 3-5G data as well, but Internet encryption protocols like HTTPS can hide your traffic contents (but not its source and destination). GSM and SMS do not support any encryption. Signalling System No. 7 or SS7 which phone calls are based on also has several unpatched vulnerabilities that let people spy on you. 

VoIP refers to a large set of protocols for transmitting cellular audio and visual data over the Internet, some of which are encrypted and some of which are not. The traffic is harder to intercept because in Singapore most of it is sent through fiber optic cables which needs specialised equipment to read, but many VoIP services are unencrypted. You should evaluate it on a case by case basis. For example WhatsApp supports end to end encryption of messages and calls.

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22-02-2019, 10:12 PM.
Post: #384
RE: Starhub
Starhub vs circles Life battle

Circles Life introduces $28 for 20 GB with Caller ID SIM only Plan.
Starhub reacts by introducing $25 for 13GB + Free Weekend SIM with Caller ID only but is a 12 months contract.

Circles Life introduces unlimited data add on at $20, after 20GB, speed falls

Starhub reacts by introduces unlimited data add on at $20, after 50GB, speed falls off.
This effectively caps most of Starhub plans at $45 since you get talktime, SMS, Caller ID and essentially unlimited data. This makes Starhub current $80 SIM only plan, which offers 70GB, nearly redundant

Starhub shareholders are probably sweating at the fact that Starhub is cannibalising its own higher end plans, eroding its own margins. What it was originally selling at $80 per month, it is now selling at $45!

Cashflow is going to be adversely affected and I seriously doubt Starhub can even sustain 9 cents dividends when its bonds mature

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23-02-2019, 05:47 PM.
Post: #385
RE: Starhub
I am surprised Starhub did a share buy back given its high debt level. Does mgmt consider $1.61 a fair valuation or is it a confidence showing exercise ?

Starhub Share Buy Back
Date of Purchase 22/02/2019
Total Number of shares purchased 250,000
Price Paid per share SGD 1.61
Total Consideration (including stamp duties, clearing changes etc) paid or payable for the shares SGD 403,016.81

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