StarHub agrees iPhone deal
Rose Major

Singapore’s StarHub is continuing to sharpen its competitive claws against SingTel, following the loss of key Premier League football action to the telco’s upstart MioTV IPTV platform. StarHub announced on Monday that it would soon start to sell Apple Inc’s iPhone for its mobile network.

SingTel is currently the only Singaporean mobiel operator offering the iPhone, although another mobile telco, M1, said last month that it would also start offering the iPhone before the end of 2009.

A brief statement – remarkably similar to M1’s in October – said: “StarHub and Apple have reached an agreement to bring iPhone to customers in Singapore later this year. StarHub looks forward to offering iPhone and a range of tailored service plans to customers in Singapore.”

More information on pricing, tariffs and availability dates will be released in due course, but StarHub is likely to welcome any extra pull to attract subscribers to its services.