ST Telemedia | TelemediaWorld Issue 65

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ST Telemedia Launches Sustainability Framework, Pledges Net Zero by 2022

Dear Stakeholders,

The interrelatedness of our natural, economic and societal systems makes sustainable and inclusive business a mandate, not a choice, for long-term value creation and success.

For ST Telemedia, this philosophy is encoded in our founding DNA where we have been and remain committed to not only be successful, but also create a positive and better environment for all today and tomorrow. It is the fundamental reason for our existence – to ignite enduring change that unlocks potential and creates lasting value for our stakeholders.

As we continue to grow and expand, we are also cognisant of our increased responsibility and influence as stewards of resources and human capital available to us. I am pleased to share that we are taking our commitment in sustainability to the next level with the launch of the ST Telemedia Sustainability Framework.

Click here for the full letter from our CEO.

Corporate News

GDS Bags Multiple Accolades for its Energy Conservation Practices

GDS’ energy conservation efforts received two prestigious honours at the 2021 Conference for High-Quality Data Center Development. The event was co-organised by agencies of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. One of its data centers in Nantong received the highest tier Data Center Green Level AAAAA Certificate while another in Beijing was awarded the Computing Power N3 Computing Efficiency N4 rating.


Over at the 2021 China Internet Conference – a premium annual event hosted by the Internet Society of China, one of GDS’ data centers in Shanghai was awarded the Data Center Carbon Reduction Leader (AAAAA) rating, while another in Beijing received the Data Center Carbon Reduction Innovator (AAAA) rating. The accolades are testament to GDS’ commitment to maintaining low-carbon operations and driving sustainability in the data center industry.

Armor is One of the First AWS Partners to Achieve AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency

Armor is one of the first AWS Partners to receive AWS’ newly launched Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency. The Competency recognises MSSPs that have met AWS’ managed security services baseline requirements to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7. This validation differentiates Armor as an MSSP with deep expertise and the essential managed cloud security skillsets. It also underscores Armor’s commitment to strengthening the cloud security posture of its fast-growing partner network.

Value Creation

STT GDC Makes its First Foray into Japan

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has announced plans for two state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral data centres in Tokyo to meet hyperscale and enterprise customers’ demands for scalable capacity in large scale facilities. This new data centre campus marks STT GDC’s first foray into Japan and its third new market entry this year after South Korea and Indonesia.

Separately, STT GDC Thailand has officially opened STT Bangkok 1, the first of two buildings in the STT Bangkok Data Centre Campus.

StarHub Acquires Majority Stake in MyRepublic’s Broadband Business

StarHub announced its plan to acquire a 50.1% stake in MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore for a consideration of up to $162.8 million. The proposed transaction will consolidate and strengthen StarHub’s position in the Singapore broadband market and steer long-term business growth. MyRepublic’s broadband customer base will also stand to benefit from StarHub’s enhanced connectivity and offerings from its Consumer and Enterprise Business Groups.

StarHub Offers Customers Game-Changing 5G Experiences with 5G Standalone Market Trial

As StarHub rolls out its free 5G Standalone market trial, subscribers with StarHub’s 5G SIM cards and compatible devices have been among the first to experience unrivalled connectivity, enhanced mobile experiences that range from streaming to gaming and surfing at blazing speeds, and crystal-clear quality calls. The trial marks yet another breakthrough in 5G technology by StarHub, which was also the first to launch 5G in Singapore.

Community

STT Welcomes Two New University Scholars

STT marked the second year of our university scholarship programme by welcoming two promising students to the STT family. Isaac Tay, our first Lee Kuan Yew-Thatcher scholar from Somerville College, will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, while Jessica Li, our second ST Telemedia scholar from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, will be pursuing her Master’s degree in International Affairs. President & Group CEO Stephen Miller hosted a meet-up with the two scholars, which was also joined by our first ST Telemedia scholar Raja Khairul Anwar, as well as representatives from the two schools, including Somerville’s principal, Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon.


Find out more information on STT’s university scholarships here.

STT Steps Up Support for Community Partners

Earlier this month, STT employee volunteers took part in Yong-en Care Centre’s food packing and distribution activity. Over an afternoon, they assembled 145 food packs comprising essential food items and distributed them to 16 households in need. The food packs were sponsored by STT, as part of our ST Telemedia Covid-19 Response Fund.

 

Further, STT supported longstanding community partner and social enterprise Dignity Kitchen by purchasing around 160 boxes of its mooncakes for our employees and beneficiaries of Willing Hearts in celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival. The latter is also a community partner of STT.

STT Group Lends Strength to Temasek Foundation’s Nationwide Mask Distribution Exercise

Over three days in September, 13 employee volunteers from STT and our wholly owned portfolio company STT Cloud supported the front-end operations of Temasek Foundation’s mask distribution exercise at a participating mall.

StarHub Offers Small Businesses Free Digital Marketing Support

StarHub has started providing over $6 million worth of complimentary marketing support to small businesses with less than 20 employees in a newly minted, annual initiative. For over a year, StarHub will help the businesses to drive sales and advertise their services to a wider, stay-at-home audience through creative online video production, advertisement airtime on StarHub TV, promotions through StarHub Rewards, and heavily discounted enterprise-grade mobile subscriptions.

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