ST Telemedia, Qtel and Naeem Holding partner for Egypt's 3rd GSM licence bid

ST Telemedia, Qatar Telecom (Qtel), one of the Middle East's fastest growing telecommunications companies, and Naeem Holding, one of the fastest growing investment banking houses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, have formed a joint venture to bid as a consortium for the third Public Land Mobile Network licence in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The deadline for the bid submission was 4 May 2006.

CSIS, ST Telemedia and Network Indonesia Organise a Seminar to Promote Indonesia’s Business and Investment Climate

ST Telemedia, together with Indonesia's Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Network Indonesia - a networking platform formed by International Enterprise Singapore - organised a business seminar on the 'Strategic Impact of Foreign Investment in Indonesia' on 16 March 2006 in Jakarta.

The seminar was opened by Indonesia's Vice President, His Excellency Jusuf Kalla and fielded by Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Lim Hng Kiang and Indonesia's Minister of Trade and Dr Mari E. Pangestu, to name a few.

"As a strategic investor in Indonesia, ST Telemedia is delighted to be the co-organiser of this Seminar which brings together the country's key policy and decision makers to share their thoughts on initiatives and policies that could promote even greater partnership between Indonesia and Singapore businesses", says Mr Lee Theng Kiat, President and CEO of ST Telemedia.

StarHub to provide regional connectivity for Yahoo! Southeast Asia

StarHub will be providing high-speed international Internet connectivity for Yahoo! Southeast Asia, through StarHub's Content Collaboration Programme called Velocity, a carrier-neutral programme aimed at enabling content providers with the flexibility to decide where to host their services. The partnership reinforces StarHub's reputation for competitive pricing, quality connectivity and innovative solutions to online content partners looking to operate with greater efficiency in Southeast Asia.

Global Crossing delivers managed voice services to the Crown Prosecution Service

Global Crossing (GC) has been awarded a 6-year £18 million contract by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the United Kingdom's government department responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales, to provide comprehensive managed telephony services to more than 100 main sites across the two countries. Besides CPS, GC also serves other customers in the UK government sector, including agencies such as the Probation Service under the National Offender Management Service.


Singapore first in Asia Pacific to have nationwide DOCSIS® 3.0-compatible broadband network commercially available

StarHub's Maxonline customers can expect to have faster broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps by second half of 2006. Its current technology partner, Motorola is currently upgrading its broadband hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cable network to a DOCSIS® 3.0-compatible architecture. Access speeds of up to 1Gbps can be expected in the next few years.

ST Telemedia and Indosat launch elementary schools for Aceh children

In their commitment to help rebuild Aceh, ST Telemedia and Indosat have launched two elementary schools on 28 February 2006 which are dedicated to the children in the area after the tsunami at the end of 2004. The two schools were officially opened by Indonesia's Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Sugiharto at Aceh Besar. For its significant contribution of S$500,000, one of the two school's main school hall was dedicated to ST Telemedia and the library to Indosat. Also for their generous donation of S$100,000, the school's laboratory was named after StarHub. ST Telemedia wishes to thank all employees of ST Telemedia, StarHub and Global Crossing for their generous donations to this effort.

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StarHub donates wheelchairs to the elderly and physically disabled

Through StarHub IDD Charity Fund, which puts aside 1% of the company's revenue from its IDD 008 and 018 services, StarHub is donating 600 new lightweight wheelchairs worth S$240,000 to 13 charitable foundations. This is the company's second biggest donation of wheelchairs since the launch of the StarHub IDD Charity Fund in July 2000.

Easy writing and reading of emails in Japanese for BlackBerry® customers

StarHub's BlackBerry customers on the wireless push email service for enterprises can now read and write emails in Japanese with the first-to-market launch of namimail in Singapore. namimail is a BlackBerry compatible application which features sophisticated and seamless Japanese character input capability.

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