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Singtel and Advance Data Networks System Limited First to offer International MPLS services in Bangladesh

Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN now offers seamless connectivity to enterprises in all key markets in South Asia

Singapore, 18 December 2006 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), Asia’s leading communications group, today announced that it has formed an alliance with Advance Data Networks System Limited (ADNSL), Bangladesh’s leading provider in satellite and wireless solutions, to offer the first international IP-VPN network in Bangladesh.

They will jointly deliver Multi-Protocol Label Switching IP-based Virtual Private Network (MPLS IP-VPN*) solutions to corporate customers in South Asia, including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 
 
With this landmark agreement, Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN now covers all major markets in South Asia, strengthening Singtel’s position as Asia’s leading IP-VPN provider.  Currently Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN has extensive coverage in key business cities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.  It is a high quality, fully managed and secure networking and integrated communications solution for corporate customers. 
 
Mr Wong Soon Nam, Singtel’s Vice President of Business Marketing, said: “Through this alliance, companies that have business in South Asia can enjoy a one-stop service from Singtel to connect their regional offices in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
 
“Trade and investment liberalisation have led to strong economic growth in Bangladesh.  This solution is especially effective for businesses in the manufacturing industry that require seamless and reliable communication within a secure network of suppliers, customers and financial institutions with multiple offices.  We are proud to announce that one of our first customers is Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, a top US apparel and sports wear company with interests in Bangladesh.
 
“With our innovative services and reliable infrastructure, Singtel is the partner of choice for enterprises that wish to expand into South Asia.”
 
Mr Asif Mahmood, Chairman of Advance Data Networks System Limited, said: “Launching this service with Singtel is a strategic milestone in our efforts to offer superior communication solutions in Bangladesh.  We are confident that this new global communication service will add another dimension in our corporate portfolio as we expand across the globe.
 
“Technical know-how of new products and services and faster roll-out of innovative solutions with local adaptation are now the growth engines in the telecommunications industry.  We believe with the introduction of this new service, Bangladeshi enterprises with multiple locations across the world can be assured of a secure and reliable network.”
 
Singtel ConnectPlus suite of international data services covers major business cities in Asia Pacific and beyond.  Extended coverage is offered through the global and domestic data services of Singtel’s partners, such as Advance Data Networks System Limited in Bangladesh and Cybernet in Pakistan.

Note:
* MPLS or Multi-Protocol Label Switching technology is an intelligent and scalable system that supports tens of thousands of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) securely while providing customers with the ability to prioritise traffic through different classes of service.