Info-communications Services Enable Media and Guests to Stay Connected
Singapore, 20 February 2002 -- StarHub rules the green once more at this year’s Caltex Singapore Masters and Charity Pro-Am! As the official info-communications provider of the event for the second time running, StarHub will play a crucial role in "wiring" up the Laguna National Golf and Country Club on 21 - 24 February 2002.
Said Mr David Storrie, Senior Vice President, Networks at StarHub, "StarHub’s challenge was to roll out a full spectrum of info-communications services which would fulfill the needs of the media, event organisers and golf fans. We accomplished this last year and I am confident that we will repeat our success. "
"Info-communications services have truly enhanced golf. Previously, watching a golf tournament would mean either having to watch it on television or be physically on the golf course. With StarHub, our customers are now spoilt for choice. From meeting real-life golfing legend Nick Faldo on the golf course or via a web chat, customers can also participate virtually in a golfing game on a PC or watch the tournament "live" on television. Our Gee! customers can also receive live golf scores over StarHub’s via GPRS or Circuit Switch Data on their mobile phones," added Mr Storrie.
Cutting-edge Microwave Technology
StarHub adopted cutting-edge microwave technology that will give users access to services that rely on ADSL, HDSL, leased lines, ISDN and WAP services over its GPRS network. The microwave technology effectively transports signals from point to point using radio frequency (RF). This works just like a wire (copper, coaxial & fibre) but without a physical medium.
All signals will be transmitted via StarHub’s fibre optic network from the Bedok Core Network Node (CNN) to the Freight Link Distri Centre. Microwave equipment has been set up at the Freight Link Distri Centre and Laguna Golf and National Country Club for the signals to be transmitted via microwave "wirelessly" between both points. Besides being cost-efficient, the microwave technology also provides enough flexibility in enabling these info-communications services to be re-deployed elsewhere for other events in future.
Other services powered by StarHub:
- Forty-five seats at the Media Centre for the press to make local and IDD 008 calls, send faxes, do data transfer or broadcast to their own news headquarters both locally and worldwide. StarHub Internet has also created 60 email accounts for the media to access their emails or surf the Internet;
- wireless broadband services in the StarHub Hospitality Marquee where customers can try out Golf Challenge (an online golf game), surf the Internet or access their emails on any of the three laptops. Fans can also participate in a web chat with golfing legend Nick Faldo who will be at the Marquee on 21 February 2002 at 5.30pm. A video wall will also show StarHub videos, the live web chat with Nick Faldo and other exciting information;
- free local voice and data calls via six payphones located strategically near the exhibition booths and the public entrance. This includes free usage of the StarHub Payphone Interactive Service (SPInS);
- StarHub’s Gee! customers can access the top 10 golf scores "live" via GPRS or Circuit Switch Data (CSD) and a Gee! kiosk will also be available at the StarHub Exhibition Booth for public access;
- SCV will also provide two television at the StarHub Exhibition Booth to showcase golf programs.
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