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Singtel receives second consecutive Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for Managed Service Provider of the Year

Singapore, 15 June 2011 --Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced today it has received the prestigious 2011 Singapore Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for Managed Service Provider of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Singtel was recognised for its strong revenue growth and large market share as it demonstrated leadership in product innovation. In addition, Singtel was recognised for its well-rounded business strategy and comprehensive range of products and solutions which have helped it to achieve significant customer wins.

Mr Bill Chang, Singtel’s Executive Vice President of Business said: “Singtel is delighted to receive this award again this year. It affirms our transformation into a leading ICT company that offers world class, industry leading managed services and cloud solutions. Our ICT services combine the traditional strength of on-site solutions and cloud-based capabilities to allow customers to scale their services in real time. With this flexible capability, enterprises enjoy unprecedented business agility, improved productivity and significantly lower operating costs.”

Singtel’s comprehensive service portfolio includes managed hosting, managed unified communications, managed security, managed network infrastructure and managed application acceleration. Singtel’s PowerON Compute cloud service offers intelligent, on-demand ICT solutions for businesses.

To date, Singtel is one of the largest cloud service providers in the region, serving small and medium enterprises as well as large multinational companies.

Mr Arun Chandrasekaran, Research Director of Asia Pacific ICT Practice at Frost & Sullivan, said: “Singtel made a bold move into the cloud computing space and was an early entrant in the provision of IaaS and SaaS solutions to customers. We are impressed that they have signed up more than 120,000 users for its SaaS solutions and more than 800 large enterprises across many vertical industries use its IaaS services to power their business operations. Given its huge datacentre footprint and aggressive cloud computing strategy, Singtel is well positioned to capitalize on the growth in managed services in the Asia Pacific region.”   

Singtel also achieved the SS 564 certification for its Kim Chuan Telecommunications Centre (KCTC-2) Data Centre. The SS 564 is a new standard by Spring Singapore and IDA to provide a framework and methodology to measure the energy efficiency of data centres. KCTC-2 also received the BCA Green Mark certification, a building rating system by Building and Construction Authority that evaluates buildings based on criteria such as energy and water efficiency and environmental friendliness. 

According to Frost & Sullivan, KCTC-2 is the first facility in Singapore built to Tier-4 specifications which is the industry’s most stringent data centre data standards for reliability and service availability.