31 March 2006
StarHub to Provide Regional Connectivity for Yahoo! Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE, 31 March 2006 – StarHub, Singapore’s integrated info-communications provider, today announced it will provide high-speed international Internet connectivity for Yahoo! Southeast Asia, through StarHub’s Content Collaboration Programme called Velocity.
“Yahoo! is happy to collaborate with StarHub in an effort to improve connectivity and provide a better Internet experience for our users,” said Mr Khizer Hussain, Operations Manager, Yahoo! Southeast Asia. “StarHub has a track record in providing a quality IP network with a high degree of responsiveness, which we expect to help improve our operational efficiency,” added Hussain.
Velocity is a comprehensive Internet hosting programme designed to cater to the needs of content and value-added service providers. Through Velocity, StarHub provides high quality connectivity through its Tier-1 Internet Exchange. Velocity is also carrier-neutral, as it is aimed at enabling content providers with the flexibility to decide where to host their services.
To serve Yahoo!, StarHub has also partnered with Equinix Singapore to provide a comprehensive solution in order to meet the company’s requirements.
“We are delighted to be able to serve Yahoo! in Southeast Asia,” said Mr Alex Siow, Head of Corporate Sales in StarHub. “This partnership reinforces our reputation for competitive pricing, quality connectivity and comprehensive yet innovative solutions to online content partners looking to operate with greater efficiency in Southeast Asia. We are confident that more content and applications providers will look to StarHub as the premier choice for these solutions.”
For more information on Velocity, visit www.starhub.com. Interested content publishers and online providers should call StarHub's Business Hotline at 1800-888 8888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
StarHub is Singapore’s second largest info-communication company and the sole operator delivering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services over fixed, cable, mobile and Internet platforms. StarHub operates a 3G mobile network in addition to its GSM network, and is the exclusive provider of the i-mode mobile Internet service over its 2.5G and 3G networks. StarHub also operates its own nation-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including Digital Cable), voice and Internet access for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub is listed on the SGX-ST.
Driven by a passion for listening and providing what customers want, StarHub endeavours to bring affordable and premium quality services with innovative and useful features to all its customers. StarHub raises the level of competition in Singapore, challenging others as well as itself, to constantly introduce new world-class services at competitive prices. This unwavering commitment will further strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading info-communication hub in the region.
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Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Yahoo! Southeast Asia is headquartered in Singapore.