StarHub inks deal with China telcos to boost data connectivity

StarHub retail outletStarHub retail outlet. Photo taken pre-Covid.

StarHub signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s three leading internet service providers — China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom — to boost data connectivity between Singapore and Chongqing, the Singapore telco said Monday.

Under the deal, StarHub will work with the three ISPs in China to cater to increasing China-Singapore trade, the telco said in a press release.

“With this collaboration, Singapore companies with operations in Chongqing can expect to enjoy more robust connectivity between two cities. These companies will also be able to work with their preferred ISP provider in China for enhanced Info-communications services with competitive offerings,” StarHub said.

StarHub added it has invested in five submarine cable systems to support its corporate customers’ international connectivity needs, calling the investments “important foundations” to support the deal.

The deal was one of 13 signed between technology companies from both Singapore and China at the Smart China Expo 2019 event, StarHub said.

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