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Singtel wins MEF Best in Business Award

Singapore, 24 November 2008 -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced today it has won the Best in Business award at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2008 Asia-Pacific Carrier Ethernet Service Provider of the Year awards.
Singtel received the award for its cutting-edge suite of Carrier Ethernet solutions, which includes MetroEthernet, ConnectPlus E-Line and ConnectPlus E-VPN.  These solutions were recognised for their outstanding performance, coverage, scalability, reliability, flexibility and adherence to industry best practices.
The awards were judged by a panel of Asia Pacific’s leading industry analysts. Through the awards, the MEF seeks to encourage service providers not just to adopt Carrier Ethernet, but to be creative in finding ways to exploit its full potential. 
Ms Chan Yim Leng, Singtel’s Vice President for Business Products, said, “The Best in Business award recognises Singtel’s commitment to providing our customers with superior Ethernet solutions that guarantee consistent end-to-end service between countries, regions and continents.
“Singtel continues to set new benchmarks for service innovation, coverage, customer satisfaction, market penetration and leadership in the industry.”
The award follows Singtel’s achievement as the first company in ASEAN to obtain MEF certification.  Singtel has become the choice of many businesses for Ethernet solutions in the region and now serves more than 550 customers.  These include small to medium enterprises (SME) and multinational companies from a wide range of industries.

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About Singtel MetroEthernet
This is a high-quality, dedicated Layer-2 Ethernet service that offers granular and scalable private data connections within Singapore.  With island-wide coverage, Singtel MetroEthernet Service provides customers with a cost-effective way to connect sites via secure, private and dedicated network infrastructure, with the flexibility to upgrade its bandwidth without disruption.
About Singtel’s ConnectPlus E-Line
Singtel’s ConnectPlus Ethernet Line (E-Line) service is a highly secure and reliable international point-to-point Ethernet service deployed over Singtel’s state-of-the-art global next generation SDH network. Delivered with an Ethernet interface, the ConnectPlus E-Line service simplifies global network management and facilitates seamless network upgrades, making it a highly scalable solution for all businesses.
About Singtel’s ConnectPlus E-VPN
ConnectPlus E-VPN is a Layer-2 VPN based on Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) technology using Ethernet Interface as a standard access interface.  Deployed over Singtel's state-of-the-art Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, it provides a scalable, reliable and secured network-based Ethernet VPN solution.

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