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Singtel launches Asia Pacific’s first and only integrated global Wide Area Network solution

Managed WAN solution provides business communications via a combination of IP-VPN and satellite technologies

Singapore, 7 June 2007 -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced that it has launched Asia Pacific’s first and only integrated global IP Wide Area Network (WAN) solution.  This solution provides business communications in remote areas via seamless and secure IP technology.

The solution is a synergy of IP-VPN and satellite technologies that marries four communication services – BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) for mobile connectivity, satellite IP for land-based remote communications, maritime VSAT for maritime communications and ConnectPlus IP-VPN for other global business locations.  (Please see  note below for more information on these services).

This solution offers business communication viability globally, regardless of how remotely the business sites are located. It also serves as a business continuity or disaster recovery option.

Scalable and reliable, this solution is also a cost effective option as compared to a standalone communications service.

It will benefit businesses in sectors like financial services, oil and gas, military and medical with a mix of requirements like risk mitigation, communications with remote sites, as well as high bandwidth and mobility.

Mr Bill Chang, Singtel’s Executive Vice President of Business, said: “This service is a breakthrough that enhances Singtel’s global capabilities.  Companies that conduct businesses worldwide can enjoy a one-stop multi-platform service from Singtel to connect their regional offices in remote or offshore areas.”

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Note:

ConnectPlus IP-VPN
Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN is a fully managed, private and secure voice and data network used by companies to communicate effectively between their offices across the world.  Having one of the most extensive coverage in Asia Pacific, it is complemented by a full suite of value-added services such as Traffic Optimisaion Profiling service, eNetManager and Router Management System.  Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN supports Classes of Service which allow users to set different priority level for their data flow.  Powered by Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, its technical name is L3VPN or MPLS VPN.

BGAN
Singtel’s BGAN or Broadband Global Area Network is a highly mobile satellite solution that enables voice and broadband communications in regions without adequate communications infrastructure. 

Satellite-IP       
Satellite-IP is IP-based solution over satellite using the latest state-of-the-art shared Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) and shared Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) technology that enable the fastest, most reliable and bandwidth efficient algorithms to deliver a cost-effective Broadband IP solutions.

Maritime VSAT

Singtel’s Maritime VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminals) is a high speed, two-way IP broadband ship to shore satellite telecommunications service.  It has the capability to provide email, Internet, fax, VoIP and SIP phone service.