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Singtel to provide multimedia services and data centre infrastructure for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Singtel to provide multimedia services and data centre infrastructure for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Singapore, 18 September 2009 – The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) has announced Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) as the Official Multimedia Services Partner for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) and is now one of the Tier 1 sponsors to come on board for Singapore 2010.

As part of its sponsorship, Singtel will provide fixed and mobile telecommunication services, internet and leased lines services to support the voice and data communications needs during Games time at all venues. In addition, Singtel will supply software for the development of website and mobile application services and provide the relevant data centre infrastructure required to ensure proper storage of key applications and systems deployed for the Games.

“SYOGOC is delighted to welcome Singtel on board as a partner for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Singtel’s comprehensive portfolio of services is critical for today’s working environment, in view of the resiliency, volume and speed at which information is transmitted. These services will support our communications needs and help us in the dissemination of vital information to various stakeholders in a timely manner during Games time. With Singtel on board, we are confident of organising an efficient and successful Games," said Mr Goh Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer of SYOGOC.

On Singtel’s involvement in the world’s first-ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG), its Group CEO Ms Chua Sock Koong said, “This is yet another superb opportunity for Singapore and Singtel to showcase our brands and capabilities in the international sporting arena. For Singtel, our support is also well aligned with our efforts to reach out to the youth segment of our customer base.”

Singapore 2010 is an event which integrates sport, culture and education. The YOG was created to educate and engage young athletes, inspiring them to play an active role in their communities. “The Games embody the spirit of friendship and fair competition, and for the athletes, it is about excelling and challenging the best in the field. This resonates with Singtel as teamwork, integrity, personal excellence and challenger thinking are all part of our corporate core values,” said Ms Chua.           

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Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail

Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.
 
The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.
 
For more information, please visit www.singapore2010.sg
 

About Singtel

Singtel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond. 
 
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary Singtel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms, as well as infocomm technology and pay TV.
 
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, Singtel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable Singtel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
 
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, Singtel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 262 million customers in eight markets.
 
Singtel employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$14.93 billion (US$10.37 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.45 billion (US$2.40 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2009. More information can be found at www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au. 
 

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