Singapore, 20 September 2011 – StarHub and Vodafone today announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership that will bring world-class mobile services to enterprise customers in Singapore, with unique Vodafone Global Enterprise services and an extensive global mobile footprint. StarHub will become the exclusive partner of Vodafone in Singapore with effect from 1 January 2012.
StarHub is a member of Conexus Mobile Alliance (Conexus), one of Asia’s largest mobile alliances with presence in 10 countries/regions. Vodafone is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies with equity interests in over 30 countries and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. The partnership with these two prominent groups will allow StarHub to offer first-class, innovative mobile services to enterprises in Singapore. It will also cater to the growing demand for data roaming on smartphone and mobile broadband. This means that corporate and retail customers can look forward to more innovative services and packages as well as further enhanced roaming experience abroad with StarHub.
"We are extremely delighted with the opportunity to form a strategic partnership with Vodafone in Singapore, enabling us to provide an even more comprehensive range of products and services for our enterprise customers locally and globally. In addition, this will allow StarHub to ride on the global mobile networks of Conexus and Vodafone to offer quality and cost-effective roaming services to all our customers. This is particularly important with the rapid growth of smartphone and mobile broadband data roaming," said Mr Neil Montefiore, CEO of StarHub.
Mr Paul-Gerhard Itjeshorst, Acting CEO of Vodafone Partner Markets commented: “The value to Vodafone of collaborating with StarHub, one of the Conexus members, will be significant given the growing importance of the Asia region to our enterprise customers.”
StarHub is a leading quadruple services provider in Singapore with compelling offerings in mobile, pay-TV, broadband and fixed services. To better serve the corporate sector, StarHub and Vodafone will jointly provide multinational corporations (MNCs) in Singapore that are named Vodafone Global enterprise accounts, with mobile services as well as access to Vodafone Global Enterprise products and services. Companies can also look forward to innovative mobile pricing plans across the StarHub-Vodafone-Conexus networks for their growing local and global needs.
This strategic partnership extends beyond bringing benefits to enterprise customers. All StarHub mobile customers will benefit from the extensive global mobile networks of Vodafone and Conexus, for seamless, quality, innovative, and cost-effective roaming services wherever they go in the world. Together with StarHub’s "Roam Manager" which enables the customers to know and manage their roaming cost, StarHub’s roaming customers will truly enjoy peace of mind when they travel overseas.
"With these new initiatives, StarHub is excited to be able to provide an enhanced global roaming experience to our customers as well as to make further inroads to the local enterprise mobile market," Mr Montefiore added.
For more information on StarHub, visit www.starhub.com.
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StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communication company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates Singapore's fastest two-way HSPA+ mobile network that delivers up to 21Mbps for downlink to complement its nation-wide GSM network, and an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including High Definition Television and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub also operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services.
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 382 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as at 30 June 2011. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.
About Vodafone Global Enterprise
Vodafone Global Enterprise provides managed communications services to many of the world’s leading global companies. It operates across five regions: Northern Europe; Central Europe; Southern Europe; the Americas; Asia Pacific and Africa, with teams based in 21 countries across the globe.
About Vodafone Partner Markets
Vodafone Partner Markets are a series of strategic alliances across the globe between Vodafone Group and mobile network operators which Vodafone does not own. Instead, Vodafone has leveraged its global brand, and international products and services to agree partnerships which enable its partners to offer products and services under the Vodafone name. Partner Markets vary from full Vodafone branding agreements through to product branding, roaming and service resale agreements. In addition to offering Vodafone products and services to partner companies’ customers, Vodafone customers, when roaming on partner networks, are able to seamlessly access a range of services familiar to them from their home markets.