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Singtel extends global IP-VPN service to Indonesia through alliance with PT Telkom

Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN service provides business customers with extensive coverage in Asia 

Singapore, 14 March 2007 -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), Asia’s leading communications group, today announced that it has formed an alliance with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (PT Telkom), a leading service provider in Indonesia, to deliver Multi-Protocol Label Switching IP-based Virtual Private Network (MPLS IP-VPN1) solutions in Indonesia.

With the launch of its new node in Jakarta, Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN covers virtually all major business cities in ASEAN. This further strengthens Singtel’s position as Asia’s leading IP-VPN provider. Currently ConnectPlus IP-VPNhas extensive coverage in key business cities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

ConnectPlus IP-VPN is a high quality, fully managed and secure networking solution for corporate customers. It is designed to provide a complete and reliable integrated communications solution to address customers’ business needs.

Mr Bill Chang, Singtel’s Executive Vice President of Business, said: “Our Asian capabilities are further enhanced with our landmark agreement with PT Telkom.  Companies that conduct business in ASEAN can enjoy a one-stop service from Singtel to connect their regional offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

“Our customers will be pleased to know that they can enjoy reliable, secure and high capacity IP-VPN access round the clock, as well as innovative, differentiated services with us through this alliance. 

“This alliance underscores our commitment to enhance our coverage in Asia. With the high growth of commerce and trade in ASEAN, there is a strong demand for communication links by companies that are expanding their businesses to and within ASEAN. Singtel is well-positioned to be the preferred telecommunications partner of these enterprises.

Mr I Nyoman G Wiryanata, PT Telkom’s Director, Networks & Solution, said: “This cooperation is one of the important milestones in developing our international business, especially international data services.  It will extend the coverage of our services from Indonesia to the rest of the world and vice versa.

“Furthermore this cooperation will enhance our product portfolio, providing our corporate customers with more choices and reliable services.  It will also give us the opportunity to serve our customers better.

“Due to high market demand, we will be developing other services by establishing alliances with more partners.  We believe it will strengthen our position as the leading full network and services provider.”

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 in regulated telecommunications markets such as China, India and Vietnam.

1 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.