APCC in the News

Telcos against plans for stiffer fines
Straits Times weekly roundup

Wednesday 27th October, 2010

A summary of Straits Times coverage for the week, as published on 27 October 2010

What it should have been
Straits Times clarification

Tuesday 26th October, 2010

The clarification of the APCC's position on the revisions to the Telecommunications act as published in the Straits Times on 26 October 2010

Telecoms firms against plans for stiffer fines
Straits Times

Thursday 21st October, 2010

The Straits Times published on 21 October 2010 the attached article on the responses to the Ministry of Information, Communication & the Arts proposed revisions to the Telecommunications Act. On 26 October it published the following clarification: "IN LAST Thursday's story 'Telecoms firms against plans for stiffer fines', we said all five respondents to a public consultation called by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts are opposed to a revision of the Telecommunications Act providing for stiffer fines. The Asia Pacific Carrier's Coalition, one of the respondents, has clarified that it is not opposed to the raising of the fines. Rather, the consortium of global and regional telcos is opposed to giving regulator Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) the sole power to decide on and impose the bigger fines. It has proposed that the IDA should apply to a court to impose such a penalty."

Telecoms Coalition Formed To Compete Against Large Carriers
Straits Times

Wednesday 15th September, 2004

Even while it is fending off a legal attack by SingTel, StarHub is gearing up for future fights with the Republic's incumbent telco by joining hands with other telcos in the region. (PDF)

Industry majors push for Asian regulatory benchmarks
Communications Global

Wednesday 15th September, 2004

A group of high-profile global companies including AT&T, BT and MCI has launched a new coalition in Asia, aiming to foster a uniform regional approach to national telecoms regulation and improve conditions for competitive carriers. Executives said the Asia Pacific Carriers Coalition would publish a regional regulatory scorecard and work to open doors for foreign companies in China and India. (PDF)

Carriers unite for wider market access
South China Morning Post

Wednesday 15th September, 2004

Ten global and regional telephone companies have formed a coalition to press Asian governments for greater access to national telecommunications markets.

Telcos unite in fight for fair prices
Hong Kong Standard

Wednesday 15th September, 2004

Several leading telecom operators including Britain's Cable & Wireless, AT&T and StarHub have formed a regional coalition to attack anti-competitive pricing.

Telecom Giants Unite to Lobby For Opening of Markets in Asia
Wall Street Journal

Tuesday 14th September, 2004

Several global telecommunications companies, upset about regulatory hurdles they say are impeding competition in fast-growing Asian telecom markets, are forming a new industry group to push for more liberalization of the region's telecom sector, according to people involved in the plan.

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