Becomes First Internet Access Service Provider in Singapore to earn quality mark from Cisco Systems


29 May 2000, Singapore -- Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, has designated StarHub Internet, a leading Singapore Internet Access Service Provider (IASP), a Cisco Powered Network provider, placing StarHub Internet on a firm foundation to offer innovative, and reliable services to its customers. StarHub Internet is the first IASP in the country to join the Cisco Powered Network program, which was developed by Cisco to identify service providers that offer the highest levels of quality and reliability.


Joining an elite group of over 333 service providers worldwide, StarHub Internet achieved the designation only after a rigorous assessment of its end-to-end network architecture based on Cisco’s data center, Wide Area Network (WAN), Last Mile and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) solutions. 


StarHub Internet’s end-to-end Cisco Powered Network continues to play a crucial role in its ability to meet and exceed the needs of corporate customers where network quality and reliability are crucial to their day-to-day operations. The company was also recently recognized as the ‘ISP of the Year’ at the recent Internet World Asia Industry Awards 2000.


"Earning Cisco Powered Network certification is a great honor for StarHub Internet and is a testament to our commitment to become the most preferred Internet Access Service Provider in Singapore, renown for its innovation, and customer-centric services," said Mr Lim Seow Thong, Deputy General Manager of StarHub Internet. "With the certification, we can now further assure our customers that they are guaranteed of state-of-the-art, reliable and secure services that is backed by the same Cisco equipment that powers much of the global Internet today."


"StarHub Internet has proven itself to be a top-notch, world-class Internet Access Service Provider with revolutionary services such as its Surf-For-Free plan. This has injected dynamism into the Singapore market and opened up the Internet world to many Singaporeans. The telecommunications deregulation in Singapore also means that StarHub Internet will have even more leeway to offer new, innovative services to its customers, built on Cisco’s high-performance and secure network," said Mr Lou McElwain, Managing Director, ASEAN, Cisco Systems.


StarHub Internet’s participation in the Cisco Powered Network program demonstrates its ability to provide industry-leading technology solutions and services that are based on Cisco solutions. A benefit of the program for StarHub Internet is participation in joint marketing, technology sharing and co-branded sales activities with Cisco. This will include CPE bundling solutions, training and end-user seminars. StarHub Internet and Cisco are helping to create a New World communications infrastructure that supports high-value integrated communications services.