Singtel introduces cost-effective fibre network solution for businesses
Ultra high-speed connectivity to unleash full potential of cloud computing services
Singapore, 18 January 2009 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced the launch of Meg@POP eLite, a fibre optic based service that offers the fastest and most affordable fibre connectivity solution to businesses in Singapore.
Meg@POP eLite is powered by Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology, the latest industry standard used for fibre services globally. This state-of-the-art fibre network technology makes it possible to offer ultra high-speed connectivity at a significantly lower price than existing data services for enterprises.
The service currently offers symmetrical speeds of up to 100 Mbps, with the capability of scaling up to 1 Gbps in the future. It is the latest addition to Singtel’s Meg@POP suite of solutions, which provides secure and scalable Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) connectivity for the delivery of voice, data and video among multiple locations island-wide. The service facilitates intra-company communications, communications with partners, as well as access to internet on the same physical link. (Please refer to Annex A for a detailed description of Meg@POP services)
Ms Chan Yim Leng, Singtel’s Vice President of Business Products, said: “In the market today, businesses typically pay about $500 per month for a 10 Mbps copper connection to their private office network. They can now enjoy up to ten times the speed at around the same price with this new fibre-based service.
“By making ultra high-speed fibre services more affordable than ever, Singtel will empower businesses in Singapore to harness the full potential of cloud computing and other bandwidth hungry infocomm applications, such as high-definition video conferencing.”
Customers can access Singtel’s rich suite of innovative private cloud computing solutions via their Meg@POP eLite links. This includes a selection of on-demand grid computing services, such as storage and computer processing capabilities, as well as Managed Services like Managed IP-PBX, Videoconferencing, and Managed Security. Customers can also access a range of healthcare and educational Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and hosted telephony services.
“With Meg@POP eLite, SMEs can enjoy powerful ICT solutions and business software that only large companies could afford in the past. These solutions allow them to avoid heavy upfront investments in ICT infrastructure and maintenance costs, while improving productivity and simplifying business operations,” Ms Chan added.
Meg@POP eLite is the latest addition to Singtel’s existing suite of fibre-based services and offers Retail Service Providers (RSPs) a powerful and cost effective next generation fibre network platform to deliver their services at competitive prices.
For example, SingNet, Singapore’s leading internet service provider, will leverage Meg@POP eLite’s high-speed networking capabilities to launch its new SingNet eLite service for business customers. With its superior symmetrical broadband internet access of up to 100 Mbps, SingNet eLite is ideal for businesses that require high upload speeds for applications such as web hosting.
Ms Chan said: “The launch of Meg@POP eLite is an important milestone that will change the way products and services are delivered and used. It will open the doors to powerful new solutions that will transform the way businesses operate. From business applications to network connectivity and internet access, Singtel offers customers a one-stop ICT experience to take their businesses to the next level.”
For more information, please visit www.singtel.com/fibreforbusiness/
About Singtel Meg@POP
Singtel Meg@POP IP VPN is a suite of fully managed IP networking solutions that provide convergence of voice, data and video applications over a single network.
Singtel Meg@POP IP VPN is a Layer 3 MPLS virtual private network service that provides secure, flexible and scalable connectivity to deliver intranet and extranet services, voice over IP (VoIP) and other mission critical applications such as ERP, e-commerce, etc.
With the widest coverage and largest customer base in Singapore, Singtel Meg@POP IP VPN provides a one-stop solution that empowers effective communication, builds contacts and establishes communities.
Meg@POP also offers a host of network solutions to meet the diverse needs of business customers. These include:
Disaster recovery services
Bandwidth on demand
Links to regional networks
SingNet Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singtel, is Singapore’s leading Internet Service Provider (ISP). SingNet offers a comprehensive suite of world class internet access solutions for both small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and multinational companies. Leveraging Singtel’s robust infrastructure, SingNet customers are assured of reliable internet connectivity that meets their growing business needs.
SingNet provides a suite of innovative value added services, such as, VoIP, wireless internet, Desktop Security, DDoS Protect, and Domain Name registration, exclusively to SingNet customers.