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Singtel launches world's first Global Delivery Platform for end-to-end network monitoring

Performance Monitoring now includes Singtel partners’ network

Convenient access to network performance via online portal

Singapore, 11 April 2008 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced today the launch of the Global Delivery Platform (GDP).  It is the first managed Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) platform in the world to provide full end-to-end network performance monitoring for corporate data services across multiple partners’ networks.
 
With GDP, customers can now have comprehensive network performance assurances and faster fault restoration.  In addition, they enjoy convenient round-the-clock access to real-time network performance statistics via an online portal provided by Singtel.
 
Singtel’s GDP offers customers superior end-to-end network visibility into many Asian, European and US cities.  This is possible through Singtel’s ConnectPlus IP VPN network’s interconnections with more than 15 leading IP VPN service providers around the globe.  GDP coverage will be progressively extended to include more cities globally, especially to hard-to-reach Asian locations. 
 
Mr Bill Chang, Singtel’s Executive Vice President of Business, said: “This is a significant milestone in Singtel’s efforts to build a global IP VPN solution with a key focus in Asia.  IP VPN is becoming the convergence platform of choice for the delivery of global carrier grade services. The ability to monitor the performance of the entire network, including our partners’ infrastructure, is a breakthrough.  And this is possible through our close relationships with strategic partners worldwide.  It provides customers with peace of mind, boosting their confidence in their network and our services.
 
“Most service providers today deploy IP nodes only in a few ‘gateway cities’ in a country and do not provide network visibility beyond these locations.  Singtel GDP provides in-depth access like never before with coverage that includes lesser known cities.  This is extremely useful for customers that have businesses in multiple cities within a large country.”
 
“Singtel is well-positioned to be the preferred telecommunications partner for companies looking to quickly expand their businesses in Asia and beyond,” he added.
 
Singtel ConnectPlus IP VPN is the platform for the delivery of Singtel Managed Services. Businesses enjoy the benefits of voice, video and data convergence delivered over a unified network.  They can also access a comprehensive suite of fully managed services that are designed to meet their end-to-end communication and IT needs.