Singtel brings in latest ASUS 3.75G Eee PC for mobile broadband users
Singapore, 17 October 2008 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced that it will be the first in Asia after Taiwan to offer the newest 3.75G ASUS Netbook with High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) capability to its mobile broadband customers.
Singtel’s exclusive agreement with ASUS allows customers to enjoy high-speed Internet access anywhere using the lightweight ASUS Eee PCTM 901 with 3.75G capability.
Mr Wong Soon Nam, Singtel’s Vice President of Consumer Marketing, said: “We are pleased to partner ASUS to offer the latest Eee PCTM to our customers. With its 3.75G capabilities and power-packed features, and fully supported on our network, it is the ideal companion for people on the move and makes borderless computing a reality.”
From tomorrow, Singtel’s HSPA network will allow its customers to enjoy Internet surfing at even higher broadband speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps downlink and 1.5 Mbps uplink in selected areas* (up from the previous speeds of 3.6Mbps and 384kbps respectively). The enhancement will be completed island-wide within the next 18 months.
Existing Singtel’s Broadband on Mobile subscribers will enjoy higher uplink speeds at no additional cost. Customers on 2000 and 3600 plans will automatically enjoy uplink speeds of up to 512 Kbps and up to 1 Mbps respectively (up from 384 Kbps previously for both plans).
“The inclusion of 3.75G is a perfect addition to the Eee PC’s™ existing set of travel-friendly features such as its high portability, shockproof data storage and all-day battery life - strengthening its reputation as the ultimate solution for computing on the go,” said Mr Joseph Hoo, Country Manager of ASUS Technology Pte Ltd (Singapore). “We are pleased to work with Singtel and together, we will be able to provide users with convenient and high-speed Internet access anytime, anywhere.”
Availability and pricing:
As a promotional launch offer, new Singtel Broadband on Mobile customers can purchase the ASUS Eee PC™ 901 at a special price of $498 (usual price is $898) when they sign up for a new Broadband on Mobile plan between 18 October 2008 and 14 November 2008. More details can be found at http://www.singtel.com/bbmobile.
Singtel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary Singtel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data over fixed, wireless, Internet and satellite platforms as well as pay TV.
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, Singtel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable Singtel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, Singtel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 198 million customers in eight markets.
Singtel employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$14.84 billion (US$10.05 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.96 billion (US$2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2008. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service in Taiwan.
Specifications of ASUS EeeTM 901
Eee PC™ 901 with 3.75G
Genuine Windows® XP Home
CPU & Chipset
Wireless Data Network
1 GB (DDR2)
16 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Memory Card Reader
1.3 M Pixel
Digital Array Mic
6 Cells, 7.5 hrs***
225 mm (W) x 175.5 mm (D) x 22.7 mm ~ 39 mm (H)
Black or White