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Singtel launches managed IP-VPN service in Pakistan

Partnership with Cybernet enables businesses to tap growing South Asian market

Singapore, 8 August 2006 -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), Asia’s leading communications group, and Cybernet, Pakistan’s largest Internet and data network operator, today announced that they have entered into a supply-agreement to provide Internet Protocol-Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) coverage in Karachi, Pakistan.

Singtel ConnectPlus IP-VPN service is being offered in Pakistan for the very first time.  This is in response to growing demand from the enterprise market for IP-VPN service, which provides companies with a scalable and highly reliable integrated communications solution over a single, privately managed network.
 
Mr Wong Soon Nam, Singtel’s Vice President of Business Marketing, said:  “In South Asia,Pakistan is fast becoming a popular destination among the corporate world for back-end process operations. 
 
“With our landmark agreement with Cybernet, companies that plan to conduct business inPakistan can enjoy a one-stop service from Singtel to connect their global offices to Pakistanand the rest of the world.” 
 
Mr Wong added, “Singtel is among the first to offer IP-VPN service in Pakistan and our customers will be delighted to know that they are able to enjoy the consistently high quality IP-VPN services with us through this partnership.” 
 
Cybernet, the leading service provider in Pakistan, has deployed the country’s first world-class IP network.  The new network will support Cybernet’s launch of multi-play services including voice, video and data for business and residential customers throughout the country.
 
“In an emerging Internet economy such as Pakistan, our partnership with Singtel will meet requirements of customers who are looking for reliable, secure and high capacity IP-VPN access round the clock, as well as innovative, differentiated services,” said Mr Ansar ul Haq, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cybernet.
 
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 Cybernet.