- Mobile Device Users Can Now Browse, Create, Modify, Or Reply In Real Time To Enterprise Based Exchange Server Information -


Singapore, 23 September 2002 - StarHub Mobile and Microsoft Singapore today announced a collaboration to enable StarHub Mobile’s corporate and business customers to be the first in South Asia to wirelessly access their company’s Microsoft® Exchange server and Intranet database. From tomorrow, business users will be able to conveniently access their Microsoft Exchange server for their Personal Information Management systems, such as corporate emails, calendars, contacts and tasks information anytime, anywhere via StarHub’s General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network.


The easy access of information is made possible through the Microsoft Mobile Information Server (MMIS). With MMIS, real-time information can be accessed from the user’s WAP/GPRS-enabled mobile phone or Pocket PC-enabled PDA. They can also use Microsoft CE ActiveSync to securely synchronise email messages, calendars and contacts information from the Microsoft Exchange 2000 server to their Pocket PC 2002-based device wirelessly.


Mr Chan Kin Hung, Vice President of StarHub Mobile, said, "StarHub has been working closely with leading industry players to provide premium value-added services for our corporate customers. As mobile communication transcends voice to data, this tie-up ensures that Microsoft Exchange business users will be able to benefit from StarHub's reliable GPRS network and Microsoft's proven applications. Business users can reduce costs, enjoy enhanced security and increase business efficiency with this scalable and flexible mobile solution. StarHub keeps businesses "Hubbing" wherever and whenever, connecting them to critical business information via most mobile terminals."


Said Mr Sanjay Mirchandani, President for South Asia, Microsoft, "Mobile users these days are very versatile. With new devices and wireless technology, users can today, work and access the internet or email even when they are on the move. Microsoft technology aims to bring those benefits to the users with ease and convenience."


Businesses can leverage on their existing investments of Microsoft applications and mobile communications by providing mobile access to existing PC-based applications. Employees will find the service user-friendly as they can access familiar Microsoft applications without worrying about equipment synchronisation and set-up. They can also personalise the service to receive SMS notification alerts for selected incoming emails. Users can also effectively synchronise Outlook to allow them to read, revise and reply to selected information, and attach Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.


Furthermore, MMIS provides access to large and dynamic company information that cannot be stored on mobile devices, such as global address lists. Users would be able to work and access real-time information whilst on the move, thus increasing productivity, responsiveness, proactiveness and in turn, client satisfaction.


Customers will have access to our StarHub GPRS service by signing up for our Mobile Data Services - StarHub Gee! There will also be a one-time registration fee of S$10, a monthly MMIS subscription charge of S$2 per user and a SMS charge of S$0.05 for every SMS notification received.


Enterprise interested in the new service can email geebusiness@starhub.com.sg or visit www.starhub.com.sg/mobile . StarHub will be working with its approved system integrators Singapore Computer Systems Ltd (SCS), Hewlett-Packard (HP) and CHASS Computer Consultants Pte Ltd (CHASS) to provide the service.


- End -