Wednesday, 24 October 2001 -- StarHub, Singapore’s innovative info-communications provider, and Peramon, one of the world's leading providers of corporate mobile data solutions, today announced a partnership that allows StarHub corporate and business customers to take advantage of the latest mobile data technology. StarHub will offer its corporate and business customers fast and instant access to their email and PIM (Personal Information Management) tools anytime, anywhere with their GPRS-enabled phone or PDA, through Peramon's theMOBILIZER.


theMOBILIZER service is available later this year when StarHub launches its GPRS service. It will allow users to interact with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and other business-critical information; including email, calendar, corporate directory and To-do lists, whilst on the move, easily and quickly. Users are also able to view attachments (Microsoft Word and text files) on their mobile devices. Besides access via WAP or Web, theMOBILIZER uses SMS for notification and information retrieval. This means that the most appropriate access method can be used to deliver information at any time to every user.


Through simple access to corporate and personal information, theMOBILIZER provides users with a significant increase in personal productivity to make every second count in today's ever-busy global economy. Interested corporations can achieve the mobile Internet experience by obtaining a free 30-day trial of theMOBILIZER through StarHub. They simply call 1800-888 8888 to register.


Mr Chan Kin Hung, Vice President, StarHub Mobile, said, "StarHub aims to offer innovative and efficient services harnessed from the latest technology for our corporate and business users. This tie-up ensures that our customers are able to make the most of the latest mobile technologies for instant access to critical information anytime, anywhere. StarHub customers can achieve this immediately through our new GPRS services which will be launched later this year. This partnership with Peramon also ensures that we will continue our lead in the mobile data market and provide value-added benefits for our enterprise users."


"StarHub is an immensely visionary company and one that we are proud to work with. The mobile Internet revolution is just taking shape and through theMOBILIZER, StarHub is ideally placed to offer its customers the latest services to boost personal productivity at work and home. Users can now take full advantage of the speed, efficiency and ‘always on’ nature of GPRS", said David Townsend, managing director of Peramon.


When the service is available later this year, NetStar Network Integration Singapore and CET Technologies will be StarHub's system integrators.


GPRS is the exciting next step in the evolution of today's GSM networks to 3G. It allows the mobile workforce to have higher speed data transfer and constant connectivity to mobile data. At the touch of a button, the user is able to have interactive access to business-critical information with his mobile GPRS terminal.


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