ST Telemedia | TelemediaWorld Issue 67

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StarHub Forms Safety Bubble for Businesses and Consumers Against Cyber-attacks and Threats

As cyber-attacks and online threats escalate amongst businesses and consumers, StarHub has introduced various ways for customers to enhance cybersecurity hygiene at work, home, and play.

For enterprises, the company introduced Singapore’s first one-stop cybersecurity solution to help organisations thwart malicious ransomware attacks by strengthening their defence. Separately, the company partnered DBS to offer critical and free training combined with easy-to-use defensive tools to SMEs and their employees to help them stay safe online.

On the consumer front, StarHub launched CyberProtect, an all-in-one security and privacy service that integrates antivirus, virtual private network access, and advanced parental controls in a single app. The company also collaborated with Chubb Insurance to introduce CyberCover, a cyber protection policy designed to give financial support to mobile and broadband customers affected by cyber-bullying, identity theft, unauthorised transactions, and undelivered or discrepancies in online purchases.

Corporate News

STT GDC Expands Footprint and Builds Leadership Position in the Philippines

The data centre provider has inked a $350M joint venture with Globe Telecom and Ayala Corporation to develop, construct and operate data centre projects in the Philippines.  Bringing together their complementary expertise, the companies are poised to build a leading data centre platform in the country to meet the strong market demand for digital infrastructure.

Cloud Comrade Starts Year Strong with Three Accolades

The company bagged three recognitions from industry authorities in a short span of the first quarter of this year. The company was honoured for ‘Customer Experience – Business Excellence’ at the 2021 Microsoft Singapore Partner of the Year Awards, the second year running that Microsoft recognised them for their business capabilities. They were also named the SAP Gold Partner, underscoring its technical competence and commitment to delivering the highest standards in cloud solutions and cloud managed services using SAP solutions. Cloud Comrade also clinched the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore’s Data Protection Trustmark Certification. The award is a stamp of assurance of the company’s commitment to responsible data protection practices and high information security and privacy information management standards.

Value Creation

STT GDC Aids Singapore’s Transition into a Trusted Digital Innovation Hub

The company has signed an MOU with the National University of Singapore to help Singapore build a National Quantum-Safe Network (NQSN). Led by the Quantum Engineering Programme, the new NQSN aims to enhance network security for critical infrastructure and companies handling sensitive data such as healthcare and finance with quantum-safe communication technologies. STT GDC will play their part in enabling Singapore’s digital future by contributing to the development of use-cases to further the QEP’s goals.

StarHub Helps Singapore Go Green with Tech

Committed to climate change, StarHub announced two new collaborations to help Singapore achieve her sustainability goals in the first quarter. In February, the company supported the National University of Singapore’s goal to become a Smart, Safe and Sustainable campus by incorporating its latest 5G and Internet of Things solutions into its’ smart campus innovations. In addition, StarHub deployed its 5G Standalone services and Singapore’s first 100% solar-powered campus WiFi within the campus.

In January, StarHub announced that it is working with the Hydroinformatics Institute (H2i) to create a cost-effective rainfall monitoring system that helps the Public Utilities Board better anticipate and prepare for heavy rain across the island. The pilot, which leverages StarHub’s mobile base station network as “opportunistic” rainfall sensors, is set to start in the second quarter.

Armor Unlocks Companies from Traditional Constraints

The company has released a bold and revolutionary model to help its customers secure their environments while avoiding challenges linked to traditional approaches. Armor’s new offerings leverage cloud-native cybersecurity platforms and IP sharing so customers can focus on growth and profits instead of being lost in the complexity of security and compliance when transiting to the cloud.

Datameer Breaks Down More Barriers for Snowflake Users

The company has partnered with Snowflake to launch the industry’s first multi-persona code/no-code data modelling and transformation solution built on the data cloud company’s platform. The new solution makes the analytic engineering process accessible to non-coders and helps business teams and data engineers collaborate better. Ultimately, Snowflake customers can now save engineering time and deliver reports faster, easier and more consistently.


TeleChoice Upholds Commitment to Support Vulnerable Groups

For the fifth year running, TeleChoice partnered with Community Chest Singapore to support 80 social service agencies‘ beneficiaries with the contribution of Fu Dai or ´bags of blessings’ containing groceries and household essentials. Staff volunteers also packed and delivered over 1,000 Fu Dai to ease the financial burden and to bring some festive cheers to these vulnerable seniors and families who remained particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

U Mobile Partners DoctorOnCall to Deliver Remote Healthcare Services to Low Income Households

U Mobile has partnered with DoctorOnCall, Malaysia' first and largest digital healthcare platform, to implement live teleconsulting and telemedicine services for patients with diabetes and hypertension through a 24-month healthcare programme called SIHAT. The programme, made possible through a grant from the Qualcomm Wireless Reach initiative, will leverage U Mobile's speedy and secure network to facilitate the live consultations, unleashing the potential of digital innovations to offer meaningful, accessible and affordable services to low income households, enabling them to manage their health conditions remotely and seamlessly. This is particularly beneficial to those who may have mobility challenges.

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