April 2010 Issue No. 22


ST Telemedia Marks Beginning of Strategic Partnership with VNPT Global at a Ceremony
On March 11, ST Telemedia and VNPT Global announced their strategic partnership where ST Telemedia had invested 10% in VNPT Global, the global telecoms subsidiary of Vietnam’s largest telecoms company, VNPT Group. The strategic partnership will boost VNPT Global and ST Telemedia’s capability to access telecommunications opportunities globally. Marking the beginning of the partnership, ST Telemedia’s President & CEO, Mr Lee Theng Kiat, was presented with the Investment Certificate by VNPT Global Chairman, Mr Lam Hoang Vinh, at a ceremony in Hanoi. The ceremony was witnessed by H.E. Mr Tran Duc Lai, Deputy Minister of Information Communication Ministry, and H.E. Mr Simon Wong, Singapore Ambassador to Vietnam.


Mr Lam Hoang Vinh (Right), Chairman and Executive Vice President of VNPT Group presenting the Investment Ceritifcate to Mr Lee Theng Kiat, ST Telemedia''s President & CEO (Left).

ST Telemedia Agrees to Invest in U Mobile in Malaysia

On 15 March, ST Telemedia announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with  U Television (UTV)  to purchase 33% of  its mobile company, U Mobile.  The signing cermony, held  in Malaysia''s capital was witnessed by YB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim, Malaysia’s Minister of Information, Communications and Culture; Mr Lim Ming Seong, Board Director of ST Telemedia and Mr Kenneth Chang, Executive Director of U Mobile.




Global Crossing wins three-year contract to supply and manage global telecommunications for CMI
Global Crossing has won a three-year contract to provide global managed Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) service to Belgian-based international equipment supplier active in energy, defence and industry markets, Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI).   Global Crossing was selected over several major European competitors. Global Crossing’s IP VPN will boost collaboration and productivity across CMI’s sites worldwide.

Global Crossing Extends Etisalat Customers'' Reach Across USA, Canada and Latin America

Global Crossing has entered into an agreement with Etisalat, a leading carrier in the Middle East, to provide seamless connectivity alternatives to Etisalat customers who want to expand their connectivity to the United States, Canada and Latin America from the United Arab Emirates. As part of the alliance, Etisalat has set up its own nodes in New York with last mile connectivity provided by Global Crossing to offer global connectivity solutions through a secure and fully owned IP/MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network.

Global Crossing SIP Trunking Solutions Won 2009 Product of the Year Award

Global Crossing''s Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) Trunking Solution is recognised by a leading publication in IP communications technologies, Technology Marketing Corporation''s Internet Telephony Magazine as 2009 Product of the Year for outstanding innovation. The award reaffirms Global Crossing''s standing in providing quality product that meets the need of the marketplace. SIP trunking has become the interconnection standard for VoIP applications offering scalable bandwidth over a single IP connection that provides significant cost-savings and improved global communications.




StarHub achieves First in Southeast Asia to Reach Peak Downlink Speed of Up to 42.2Mbps

Once again, StarHub has upped the ante in mobile broadband with its latest milestone of being the first in Southeast Asia to successfully deploy the Dual Carrier technology on its HSPA+ network, doubling its current maximum speed of 21Mbps, which is already the market''s fastest speed, to 42.2Mbps. An upgrade of the HSPA+ network is now being implemented. StarHub customers will soon be able to enjoy even greater and richer broadband experience

Mobile TV Viewing is Transformed with StarHub''s New App

Viewing TV on the go is getting even easier with StarHub''s latest application that enables mobile TV viewing across multiple platforms and mutiple devices. On top of that,
StarHub also added four more premium channels, boasting a total of 24 premium cable TV channels, providing the most comprehensive news coverage and the widest selection of entertainment content to its mobile customers.

Paul Donovan, eircom
CEO, presenting the donation to Tom Arnold, CEO Concern Worldwide (Right) 
eircom/Meteor Employees Raise 70,000 for Haitian Earthquake Victims
In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in January, eircom and Meteor employees rallied to raise a total of 35,000 to aid victims of the disaster. eircom kept to its commitment to match all employees'' donations, bringing the total raised to €70,000. The funds will go towards Concern Worldwide''s effort to help in the reconstruction of Haiti and projects that will bring benefits to the people of Haiti.