MyRepublic has formed a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partnership with StarHub. The agreement will enable MyRepublic to utilise StarHub’s mobile network infrastructure to offer mobile services in Singapore.
MyRepublic first announced its intentions to launch mobile services in 2015, and later that year attracted over 50,000 registrations of interest for the MyRepublic HetNet Mobility Trial in Jurong.
The overwhelming support and passionate feedback MyRepublic received as it pursued its mobility bid have left an indelible impression on the company, and have spurred it to continue realising its mobile vision despite not being awarded the 4th telco license in 2017.
“We made a promise and we want to stand by that promise,” said Malcolm Rodrigues, MyRepublic CEO. “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.”
In the months after the spectrum auction, MyRepublic explored and evaluated various ways to offer mobile services as an MVNO. MyRepublic eventually found its ideal Mobile Network Operator (MNO) partner in StarHub, with a partnership that looks to benefit both companies.
“This is a great opportunity for both MyRepublic and StarHub,” says 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.”
“MyRepublic has resonated with Singapore’s younger, more tech-savvy crowd and that is where we will continue with focus with our mobility services,” Yong Teck added.
“We are pleased that MyRepublic has chosen StarHub to be its MNO partner, marking our foray into the MVNO business. With this partnership comes the ability for us to offer customers more choices, better address customer segment needs and grow our mobile business amid the evolving landscape,” said Howie Lau, Chief Marketing Officer of StarHub.