Singapore, 2 July 2004 – Indosat, Indonesia’s leading telecommunication and information provider and StarHub, Singapore’s innovative info-communications provider, today announced the launch of a cost effective IP-VPN service targeted at companies operating between Singapore and Batam. 


The Indosat-StarHub IP-VPN service provides a cost-effective, scaleable and multi-point connectivity for companies that need higher quality connections to meet the exponential growth expected in data telecommunications services between these two markets. With this service, companies are able to leverage on Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology that will ensure fully meshed network configurations, high security and prioritisation capabilities.


Previously, both companies have launched a direct International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) link between Singapore and Batam, as well as enhanced connectivity between StarHub’s Global IP Transit Services and Indosat’s satellite network.


Wahyu Wijayadi, Indosat Fixed Telecommunications and MIDI Director said, “We are offering the IP-VPN service as it is one of the best alternatives that meet the data communication needs of customers based in Batam. It provides high service quality and is well supported by the direct link exclusively from Batam to Singapore. Such joint initiatives will continue in the future to fulfill customer demand on telecommunication services in Indonesia and Singapore.”


Said Kaizad Heerjee, Head of Business Markets, StarHub, “This joint initiative between Indosat and StarHub continues our efforts to provide high quality telecommunications services for Singapore customers. Many companies require data access between their headquarters and satellite offices and we are delighted to offer a compelling alternative to existing routes, especially since this IP-VPN service is designed to help companies gain efficiency in the management of their IT operations.”


The Indosat-StarHub IP-VPN service is targeted at the manufacturing and hospitality sectors between Singapore and Batam, which serves as a central hub for over 100 companies. The IP-VPN service between Singapore and Batam is offered in nx64kbps configurations.


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