Singapore, 15 March 2004 - StarHub today announced that its MaxOnline service which has been fully tested for the Xbox Live service, is Singapore’s first accredited Xbox Live compatible broadband connection.


When unified online gaming service Xbox Live comes to Singapore in April 2004, gaming enthusiasts here will be able to use any of the StarHub residential broadband services - be it MaxOnline 1500 or MaxOnline 3000, to enjoy a new dimension of online gaming. They will be part of an online community which boasts 750,000 Xbox Live gaming buffs in 22 countries worldwide.


“MaxOnline makes the ideal broadband connection for Xbox Live - providing users with always-on, unlimited Internet access for up to 3 Megabits per second of download speed. MaxOnline which supports home networking for multi-user, multi-device Internet connectivity and allows everyone at home to concurrently get online from different computers and/or Internet devices such as the Xbox console, at one flat monthly subscription fee without incurring additional subscription fees or usage charges,“ said Mr Thomas Ee, Senior Vice President of Online Services at StarHub. “The service also provides instant, easy access to Xbox Live with no complicated username and password login procedures, proxy configuration or DNS (domain name system) settings.”


Simply by plugging their Xbox consoles into their cable modems which come with an Ethernet port that connects to the Xbox console directly, Xbox Live subscribers can go online instantly and access a whole host of exciting Xbox Live features. It is indeed user-friendly, saving them the hassle of going through complex setup and configuration procedures each time they want to connect to the Internet.


Xbox Live users can look for their friends or find new players at similar skill level to play specially developed Xbox games together. Through the use of communicator headsets, they can even talk to those whom they are playing with, be it to strategise with their teammates or taunt their opponents! In addition, they can download new content to extend the life of their games.


Continued Mr Ee, “There are more than 10,000 MaxOnline customers who are proud owners of an Xbox console through an earlier innovative joint promotion between StarHub and Microsoft Singapore. In the coming months, MaxOnline customers can look forward to enjoying more exciting deals to bundle our MaxOnline service with the much coveted Xbox console. As always, both companies will continue to work together to bring gamers the best in online console gaming.”


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