28 April 2008

Singapore, 28 April 2008 - Singapore’s StarHub today introduced a new backhaul service designed to meet the high-bandwidth requirements of data traffic transiting into and through Singapore. This highly reliable, scaleable service is able to offer greater cost efficiency, faster time-to-market and improved diversity for international carriers and facilities-based operators (FBOs) looking to expand their operations locally.

The DWS service operates through StarHub’s high-capacity dedicated broadband link which uses dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) technology. DWDM works by combining and transmitting several signals at different wavelengths over the same fibre at the same time, expanding bandwidth capacity over existing fibre optic backbones. This backhaul service leverages on StarHub's existing domestic WDM network.

"Carriers have been asking us to offer greater value, diversity and choice in their backhaul links into or through Singapore. With that in mind, we are delighted to offer this service to them," said Mr. Adit Harinasuta, StarHub’s Head of Services and Solutions. "The service can be deployed quickly and offers greater bandwidth flexibility and efficiency over Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) technology. Carriers can also enjoy significant cost-savings, improved time-to-market and bandwidth management advantages."

StarHub’s DWS service is designed to meet the high-capacity bandwidth requirements of international carriers delivering next-generation applications such as IP, video, data, and other multimedia services into Singapore. It can also be used to transit traffic through Singapore to Asia-Pacific and the US either by submarine cables such as SMW3, SMW4 and APCN2 or via StarHub’s own terrestrial connectivity.

The service provides maximum flexibility and throughput and comes with a choice of 2.5Gbps and 10Gbps bandwidth offerings, in unprotected or protected service options. It is also fully-managed, with 24/7 networking and fault monitoring as well as custom routing to meet diversity and disaster recovery requirements.

Carriers and ISPs that are interested in the DWS service can email wholesale@starhub.com. For more information, visit www.starhub.com.