ST Telemedia | TelemediaWorld Issue 75

ST Telemedia Celebrates Milestone Year

This year, ST Telemedia (STT) commemorates 30 years of igniting enduring change in our business, stakeholders and communities. Since our founding in 1994, ST Telemedia has always been unwavering in our commitment to be a catalyst for change to unleash potential and help our businesses, people, partners and communities to thrive meaningfully and sustainably for the long term. This commitment has resulted in our strong track record of building market-leading companies, forging deep partnerships, inspiring our people to greater heights, and empowering communities for improved quality of life. 


As a company that proactively embraces change, ST Telemedia has been evolving our strategic focus towards data-centric and digital businesses for over a decade. Today, with our portfolio companies, we are well placed to continue our value creation journey and seize new opportunities in the global digital evolution. 


The unveiling of ST Telemedia’s anniversary logo kickstarted the celebration. The logo is inspired by the sunburst symbol in ST Telemedia’s logo, our multi-sector business focus, and bold collaborative ambition for an exciting new future.

Corporate News

STT GDC Expands Regional Footprint with New Presence in Vietnam and Second Data Centre in Japan

Under a joint-venture partnership with Vietnam tech firm VNG Corp, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) will develop, construct and operate data centre projects in Ho Chi Minh City. The partnership entails the continuation of operations at STT VNG Ho Chi Minh City 1 and the establishment of a new facility, STT VNG Ho Chi Minh City 2, offering a total IT load capacity of over 69 megawatts across both facilities. STT GDC has also commenced construction of STT Tokyo 2 to support the demand for critical digital infrastructure in Japan. It will form part of STT GDC’s Japan data centre campus in the country with its first facility in Japan – STT Tokyo 1, which is amongst the first globally to achieve the TIA-942-C Design Certification, supporting up to 70 megawatts of IT capacity. The developments underscore STT GDC’s continued commitment to expanding its regional data centre footprint and maintaining an active portfolio of best-in-class data centres in major developing and emerging markets across Asia.

StarHub Wins Singapore Business Review’s Technology Excellence Award for Connectivity in Telecommunications

StarHub emerged the winner in the 'Connectivity – Telecommunications' category for successfully deploying Singapore’s first outdoor Wi-Fi powered by sustainable solar energy and 5G across the National University of Singapore (NUS) campuses. The award recognises exceptional companies for their technological innovations. With the outdoor Wi-Fi, staff and students are able to move seamlessly from building to building while maintaining network connectivity. StarHub also piloted Wi-Fi on the Move, a new connectivity solution which involves compact Wi-Fi units in car enabling access to the secured private NUS network beyond the campus.

U Mobile Awarded “Best Green Loan – Telecom” at The Asset Triple A Sustainable Finance Awards 2024

U Mobile was awarded the 'Best Green Loan – Telecom' at The Asset Triple A Sustainable Finance Awards 2024. The telco was recognised for its efforts in converting its loan into sustainability-linked financing in the previous year. The move underscores U Mobile's commitment to their sustainability promise – Towards A Sustainable U – by incorporating environmental considerations into its operations. Last year, the telco also unveiled its very first Sustainability Report which highlights the impact and priorities that it has set moving forward.

STT GDC Group Earns Industry Accolades for Continued Excellence

STT GDC Thailand has won the Frost & Sullivan’s '2024 Thai Company of the Year Award' in the data centre colocation services industry. The award is a recognition of STT GDC Thailand’s outstanding performance, visionary leadership and client-centred approach. VIRTUS Data Centres, part of the STT GDC Group, has also been awarded the ‘2024 Data Centre Provider of the Year – London’ by SME News. The company was recognised for its operational excellence and continuous innovation in the London market.

Value Creation

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Announces Availability of AI-ready Data Centres

STT GDC has announced artificial intelligence (AI) readiness in its data centres across Southeast Asia. The development comes at a time of, and addresses, the escalating demand for AI infrastructure and services. AI clusters are already operational in STT GDC’s data centres in both Singapore and Thailand today, with additional AI clusters expected to be operational in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia within the next two years. The AI clusters deliver flexible and cost-effective access to hyperscale accelerated computing clusters powered by the latest graphics processing unit technologies, which in turn provides the optimal environment for rapidly deploying AI model training and inference workloads across various industries.

StarHub Collaborates with Global Switch on Low Latency Data Centre Connect in Singapore

StarHub has launched the Low Latency Data Centre Connect in partnership with data centre operator Global Switch. The purpose-built fibre network with minimal hops and state-of-the-art optical technology ensures ultra-low latency connectivity to Global Switch’s Woodlands and Tai Seng data centres. The network is also fully diverse, scalable, and equipped with quantum encryption-ready technology for robust cybersecurity. Through Low Latency Data Centre Connect, Global Switch customers in Singapore will benefit from secure on-demand connectivity to a global network of key data centre ecosystems and submarine cable PoPs for seamless connectivity, making this network a crucial asset for data-intensive operations.

Armor Combats Modern Threat Landscape with Adaptive Threat Management and Defence

Armor’s latest offering, Armor Managed Detection and Response (MDR), has marked a shift in threat management through adaptive threat management and defence. Traditional MDR strategies lack integrated risk management and focus on detection and response. The novel Armor MDR – through its integration with leading security platforms like Microsoft – addresses this gap by placing strong emphasis on adaptivity in enabling organisations to fortify their cyber resiliency. With its ability to adapt to the ever-evolving nature of attacks in the context of each enterprise’s unique risk profile, the service is able to provide proactive defences, optimal security outcomes and effective threat management tailored to each customer.


STT Group Tackles Marine Pollution with Kayaking Coastal Cleanup

In April, 22 STT and Ollion employees gamely braved the rain as they picked up litter in the sea on self-paddled kayaks at Pasir Ris beach. The kayaking coastal cleanup was organised by STT as part of our commitment to environmental stewardship. Despite the rain, everyone was in high spirits while united by a common goal – to clear as much litter as possible from both water and shore to tackle marine pollution. The team also gained insights from the kayaking guide on pollution sources, how pollution negatively impacts marine life, and its trickle-down effects on the wider ecosystems.

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