StarHub Subscribers Can Now Roam to Five Countries
Singapore, 11 November 2004 - StarHub, a member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), today announced a series of roaming arrangements between five other major international wireless operators. StarHub subscribers will now be able to take their wireless broadband subscription to participating WBA carrier member countries and now enjoy a consistent, global wireless broadband experience with access to information, communications and entertainment at more than 10,000 wireless broadband hotspot locations from North America to Europe to Asia-Pacific.
Participating WBA members include: BT Group (UK), Maxis (Malaysia), NTT Communications (Japan), T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Telstra (Australia).
StarHub wireless broadband users will now be able to seamlessly roam internationally, where they can check their e-mails or login to their corporate networks wirelessly at any roaming-enabled hotspots. StarHub wireless broadband roamers will still use their own user ID and password and connect using their StarHub’s login interface that they are familiar with. They also have the added convenience of having their roaming and usage charges billed to them by StarHub directly.
In addition to the roaming arrangements StarHub has reached with these carriers, StarHub is in the process of making roaming arrangements with other WBA carrier members. Customers should check with StarHub to determine currently available roaming arrangements.
StarHub subscribers will be able to benefit from these international roaming arrangements at no additional charge through the remainder of 2004. Prices for international roaming in 2005 and beyond will be determined by StarHub soon.
“This announcement redefines the way that international travelers will stay connected while travelling around the world,” said Mr Kyong Yu, Head of StarHub Interactive and Chairman of the WBA. “For the first time ever, the customers of our participating carriers will be able to roam throughout the world with one wireless broadband account. These roaming arrangements set the standard for a uniform and consistent approach to global roaming that should help drive widespread adoption of wireless broadband ”.
StarHub subscribers wishing to login at an international WBA location must: launch their browser, they will be presented with a WBA members’ roaming login page, click on/select the “roaming” link. Next, select StarHub from the list of roaming partners. When prompted, they must enter their StarHub user name and password.
Formed in March 2003, the WBA is one of the pioneers in Wi-Fi/WLAN services collaboration and is focused on improving five key areas for wireless broadband consumers: Global Coverage, Confidence in Quality, Reliability, True Mobility and Good Customer Experience. For information on the WBA, please visit www.wirelessbroadbandalliance.com.
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