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Singtel launches next generation high speed global network for business customers

Singapore, 30 August 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced the launch of a next generation information super highway for its ConnectPlus suite of global connectivity services, linking key business hubs in Asia, Europe and USA. Enterprises will now be able to enjoy reliable high speed services on a state of the art optical network that is capable of data transfers of up to 10Gbps. This will enable enterprises to fully harness the benefits of information and computer technologies (ICT) across regions.

Delivered over Singtel’s meshed network of extensive submarine cable assets, the Automatically Switching Optical Network (ASON) and the Multi-Protocol Label Switching – Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) use the latest technologies to achieve greater resiliency and scalability for Singtel’s ConnectPlus International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) and Ethernet Line (E-Line) services.

The intelligent network is able to detect faults swiftly and automatically switch data traffic to backup routes via a sophisticated control plane. As this can be accomplished within 50 milliseconds, businesses will be able to minimise the impact of breakages due to cable cuts, earthquakes and network outages. This will allow them to stay connected to their worldwide offices without any disruption to their activities.

Mr Goh Boon Huat, Singtel’s Vice President of Business Products, said: “At Singtel, customers’ business priorities have always been our key focus. With the implementation of these latest technologies in our network, customers’ networks will be future-ready for the delivery of ICT services across multiple geographies. We can help our customers achieve greater business advantage by allowing them to deploy data-intensive applications such as video conferencing, multimedia, data analysis and business continuity planning.”

Singtel is the first service provider in Asia Pacific to deploy MPLS - TP globally. This allows enterprises to increase their bandwidth by increments of 1Mbps, thereby offering them more cost-effective connections. Next year, Singtel will leverage this platform to deliver dedicated point-to-multipoint and electronic Bandwidth-On-Demand (eBOD) for E-Line services.

Recently, Singtel also launched the ConnectPlus Ultra Low Latency service as well as the eBOD for ConnectPlus IP VPN.  With connections to more than 80 global cities including key developing markets in Asia, Singtel ConnectPlus delivers  a comprehensive range of global connectivity solutions to meet the different network requirements of businesses.

For more information on ConnectPlus, please visit: http://singtel.com/connectplus