StarHub Offers Comprehensive Voice, Data and Internet Services On World’s First Pan-Asian Submarine Ring System


Singapore, 20 December 2001 -- StarHub, Singapore’s innovative info-communications provider, today announces that the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) system is now ready for service. The new APCN2 system will provide large bandwidth and high quality transmission capabilities needed to meet the exponential growth expected in broadband and multimedia telecommunications services, including Internet access, LAN-to-LAN connectivity and video transmission.


StarHub is already offering a comprehensive suite of voice, data and Internet services on the world’s first pan Asian submarine ring system for all multi-national corporations in Singapore that require a dedicated and reliable connection to their overseas offices. Customers can choose from a wide range of services that include short- and long-term leases, transit services and other value-added options. They can also choose from flexible capacity options starting from 64Kbps and above.


"StarHub’s vision is to become a world-class cable network solutions provider and with APCN2 now ready for service, we foresee newer and larger opportunities in the corporate and wholesale markets," said Mr Mike Reynolds, senior vice president of StarHub’s International & Wholesale division.


The new cable system spans more than 19,000 km in length and connects Singapore to seven countries in the region, namely China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. APCN2 also provides seamless interconnection to the regional fibre-optic cable networks linking to America, Australia and Europe via other cable networks.


APCN2 is built with the latest "dense wavelength division multiplexing" technology which offers greater data transmission speed and capacity. In addition, APCN2 is designed as a self-healing, highly redundant ring system for better network resilience and route diversity. With such a secure configuration, APCN2 can provide instantaneous re-routing of data transfers to minimise the potential dangers of cable disruptions and outages.


For more information, please contact StarHub’s Business Hotline at 1800-888 8888 or email to


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