July 2009 Issue No. 19
 
TOP STORY
 
ST Telemedia Sponsors Thermal Scanner
In response to the request of the Government of Lao People''s Democratic Republic in its Pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 preventive efforts, ST Telemedia donated an infrared fever screening system (IFSS) at the arrival hall of Vientiane''s Wattay International Airport. The newly installed IFss was officially presented to H.E Cheuang Sombounkhan, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, by H.E. Jeyaraj Benjamin William, Singapore’s Ambassador to Lao PDR on 25 May 2009.     
 
The Presentation Ceremony was also witnessed by Mr Padaphet Xaiyakot, Vice President of the National Authority of Posts and Telecommunications, senior officials from various Lao Government agencies and senior executives from ST Telemedia. 
 
Mrs Kuan Kwee Jee, SVP SR, ST Telemedia and H.E. Cheuang Sombounkhan, (1st & 2nd from Left), observing the thermal scanner in operation
 
ST Telemedia''s business operations in Laos is through its subsidiary, Asia Mobile Holdings which holds interest in StarHub and Shenington Investment, which in turn owns stakes in Lao Telecommunications Company and Mfone in Cambodia. 
 
 
BUSINESS SCORE CARD
   
StarHub is the Official Broadcaster for the Inaugural Asian Youth Games (AYG)
StarHub is privileged to be the official broadcaster for the Inaugural Asian Youth Games (AYG) held in Singapore from 29 June to 7 July 2009. The Games was aired "live" to all StarHub customers via StarHub TV and mobile platforms.  
  
Global Crossing Provides Managed Telecommunications Services to D-Link LatinAmerica
Global Crossing is selected by D-Link LatinAmerica, a global leader in networking marketplace, to provide a fully managed Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN)  to D-Link LatinAmerica''s offices in Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, and Guatemala. The new network will provide high-speed voice, data and videoconferencing to those offices and seamlessly connect all of D-Link LatinAmerica’s facilities, regionally and worldwide, to a single corporate network.   
 
TeleChoice’s Nexwave Completes Roll-Out of State-of-the-Art Secured Wireless Technology for Mandarin Oriental in Singapore
With the successful implementation of the advance secured 802.11N standard wireless technology solution, Nexwave has helped Mandarin Oriental become the first few hotels in Singapore to offer its guests enhanced wireless coverage and a quadruple jump in internet connectivity speeds. The superior secured wireless access will greatly enhance guests’ experience and reinforce the hotel''s position as a choice venue for conferences and events.
 
Mandarin Oriental
 
VALUE CREATION
 
ST Telemedia Spearheads Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Focus Group

ST Telemedia''s ERM team, with the help of Tricor Roots Consulting, initiated an ERM focus group discussion for practitioners from various industries in Singapore. The goal of the focus group was to facilitate the sharing of industry knowledge, experience and best practices in ERM. ST Telemedia''s Nicholas Tan and Ralph Chan shared with the group their experience in fostering the ERM culture in the company. The informal session was very well-received by the participants. Plans are afoot for future meetings.

 
StarHub is Selected as Exclusive Pay TV Partner for BBC Worldwide Channels
More goodies await StarHub TV customers with the exclusive tie-up with BBC Worldwide Channels to carry five BBC branded channels. With effect from 1 August, StarHub will add BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies to its Education, Lifestyle and Kids Basic Upsize Group, respectively, at no additional cost. The three new channels will complement the current offerings, BBC World News and BBC Entertainment.  
 
INNOVATION
 

StarHub Launches First in Southeast Asia "Catch Up" Feature
Have you ever felt frustrated at missing out the first few minutes of your favourite show or forgetting to tune in to an entire programme due to your hectic lifestyle? All these will be a thing of the past with StarHub TV''s On Demand Channels and new "Start Over" feature. With a simple click of the remote control button, customers using the HubStation and HubStation HD DVR set-top boxes, can access a programme up  to seven days after it is first aired on the pre-scheduled linear channel or restart a programme during its first telecast.
 
 
   


 

 

 
COMMUNITY
 
ST Telemedia Supports Turtle Conservation Project in Malaysia’s Terengganu

ST Telemedia is pleased to sponsor an initiative by the Singapore Rover Scouts to conserve sea turtles. The youth expedition project, known as "Project Orion", was carried out in partnership with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (Malaysia) and held in Setiu, a coastal village in Terengganu, Malaysia from 20 June to 5 July 2009. Participants helped in mangrove reforestation projects, beach cleaning and patrolling, and assisting in the repair works of the World Wildlife.

 

Children from Cambodian Orphanage Thank ST Telemedia for Sponsorship

Since 2005, ST Telemedia has been sponsoring 30 Cambodian orphans annually in an orphanage, managed by Operation Hope Foundation, in the village of Prey Veng. The creative orphans have recently sent their corporate sponsor beautifully hand-made "Thank You" cards with personalised message expressing their appreciation for the long-standing support and giving.