27 December 2006
Singapore Becomes First Country in the World to Commercially Launch 100Mbps Residential Broadband Service Nation-wide Using DOCSIS 3.0 Technology
StarHub Combines DOCSIS 3.0 and Velocity to OfferallStarHub MaxOnline (MOL) Customers Ultra-High Broadband Speeds
Singapore, 27 December 2006 – From tomorrow, Singapore will become the first country in the world to commercially launch 100Mbps residential broadband services nation-wide, as StarHub marks another milestone with its deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 technology.
To ensure that all MOL customers can experience the full capabilities of DOCSIS 3.0 and access ultra-high broadband speeds immediately, StarHub has combined this network upgrade with VELOCITY, StarHub's content-collaboration programme that makes it easy for companies providing online content and services to host their applications in Singapore.
Combining the DOCSIS 3.0 access with the VELOCITY programme, StarHub has created a dual-mode network profile for each MOL cable modem connection:
Based on StarHub's on-going residential broadband market research, this dual-mode network profile is used to better serve the needs of all MOL customers.
With this development, StarHub will simultaneously introduce the following across-the-board upgrade to all its MOL broadband plans, effective tomorrow.
SPEED BOOST FOR SUBSCRIBERS WITH DOCSIS 1.1 CABLE MODEM
MOL Ultimate users will get two network profiles – full-speed and prescribed speed – that will give them a speed boost of up to 32Mbps regardless of whether they access Velocity or non- Velocity websites.
EXPERIENCE ULTRA-HIGH BROADBAND WIT H 100M bps -ready cable
Customers of MOL Express, FlexiSurf Express and MOL Premium, using a 100Mbps-ready cable modem, will be able to experience broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps via the full-speed profile, when they access websites and web-based services hosted under Velocity . Again, MOL Ultimate users equipped with a 100Mbps-ready cable modem will get two network profiles – full-speed and prescribed-speed – that will enable them to get broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps regardless of whether they are accessing Velocity or non- Velocity websites.
The Motorola SB6100 100Mbps-ready cable modem is available at StarHub shops at a suggested retail price of $525.00 (with GST).
“By making the 100Mbps capability available to all our MOL customers, it gives all our customers the chance to experience the benefits and potential of ultra-high broadband. Through our Velocity partnership programme we will continue to work closely with content partners locally and internationally to introduce more online services that will take full advantage of the speed,” said Thomas Ee, senior vice president, IP Services, StarHub.A summary of all StarHub MOL plans is as follows:
* Using a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.
These websites and web-services are run by partners of Velocity . A full list of websites and web-based services is available at www.starhub.com/online.
As of end September 2006, StarHub has 308,000 residential broadband customers.
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