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StarHub launches new fibre solution for SMEs

Jack Loo | Aug. 30, 2013
The provider says Internet, voice and IPTV services will have their own dedicated bandwidth.

StarHub today (29 August 2013) unveiled a new business fibre solution that offers Internet access, voice and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services over the Singapore Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN).

Called "SmartPipe", StarHub said the solution is the first-of-its-kind here that provides business Internet, voice and IPTV services, each with its own dedicated channel and delivered over a single Next Gen NBN end-user broadband connection. Each StarHub service is assigned dedicated bandwidth, so that there will be no contention of bandwidth when all three services are being used at the same time in the office.

"At StarHub, we focus on providing effective integrated solutions but, with the complexity of the technology transparent to our customers. Our SmartPipe is one such solution that allows SMBs to enjoy the convenience of multiple info-communications services over a single connection with no compromise on the quality of each service," said Kevin Lim, StarHub's Chief Commercial Officer.

Customers who sign up for SmartPipe can go for a fibre broadband plan from as low as 12Mbps, with a single voice line that allows them to make unlimited calls to all local phone numbers.

Customers can also upgrade their fibre broadband plan to enjoy higher bandwidths or add on more voice lines and/or IPTV services subsequently. StarHub said the customers will receive one bill every month for all their StarHub service subscriptions.

StarHub is also offering a promotion for the month of September where customers pay only S$209 monthly when they sign up to the "Smart Office Suite 12Mbps" package for a 12Mbps fibre broadband service, one voice line and one à la carte TV channel.

The provider said the promotion gives a 22 percent saving of the total monthly subscription charges for these three services, at S$267.40. In addition, customers can enjoy waiver of one-time set-up charges of more than S$610. According to StarHub, it is also offering other packages for customers who need only Internet and voice services.


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