StarHub Named Best Asian Competitive Carrier/New Entrant

Singapore, June 19 2001, 10pm  StarHub, the leading info-communications provider, today has been awarded the "Best Asian Competitive Carrier/New Entrant" at the Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2001 Gala Dinner held in Singapore, the host of CommunicAsia 2001.

The Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice Awards, now in their fourth year, are given to Asia’s leading telecom companies and executives for their invaluable contribution to the industry.

"These are the only region-wide awards that recognize the achievements of Asia's best telecommunications companies. And I am happy to congratulate StarHub on winning our very first "Best Asian Competitive Carrier/New Entrant" award with an overwhelming response", said Robert Clark, Group Editor of Telecom Asia.

"It is the new players like StarHub who have come into the market and provided the competitive stimulus, that has enabled customers to benefit from the better prices, services and innovations that they enjoy today," added Clark.

Nominated by Telecom Asia Magazine readers who comprise of executives and professionals from Asian telcos, equipment vendors and major users, these awards are based on peer review, thus choosing the best of the peers.

"It’s an exciting time to be in the telecom market, especially in Singapore, and StarHub is delighted to be recognized by our peers and the industry as the one to challenge the status quo and enhance customer choices. We will continue to provide the most innovative services, aim to be always the best and to empower our customers to achieve their desires and objectives," said John Poston, Senior Vice President, International & Wholesale, StarHub.

During just over a year in operation, StarHub has achieved the following:

  • StarHub Mobile captured 300,000 mobile customers just after 10 months of operations (12% of market)

  • StarHub Internet voted best "Incredible Service Provider" by CNet Singapore in an online poll in December 1999 and March 2000, and "Best ISP of the Year" in the inaugural Internet World Asia Industry Awards 2000

  • International Calling Services clocked in over 100 million minutes

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