+ Jump in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity registered a record revenue of S$115mn in 3Q23. Project details were not disclosed but the orderbooks and project pipelines remain healthy. There have been new solutions in AI and automation.
– Competition pressing down ARPUs. Competition is pressing down ARPU in mobile and broadband. ARPU was flat QoQ in 3Q23. Mobile is facing price competition from MVNOs, whilst broadband operators are pricing down ahead of the Simba.
With Dare+ investments near completion this year, we expect an improvement in earnings for FY24e. The trajectory of earnings post Dare+ investment hinges on the new revenue opportunities resulting from the revamp of the IT systems. A wider suite of services with better customisation features are some of the benefits. Capex spending will be replaced with opex, such as the greater use of cloud solutions. Opex should also reduce in FY24 as overlapping legacy systems and costs are decommissioned.