06 August 2018

Singapore, 6 August 2018 – Starting 7 August 2018, all existing and new StarHub mobile postpaid customers will enjoy free local data access* to four Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) mobile apps for two years.

The apps are namely Lianhe Zaobao <联合早报>, The Business Times, The Straits Times and SPH Radio, which comprises Kiss92 FM, ONE FM 91.3, UFM 100.3, 96.3 Hao FM and Money FM 89.3. All SPH mobile apps can be downloaded for free via Apple Store or Google Play on mobile devices.

This follows a re-affirmation of the strategic partnership between SPH and StarHub, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in January this year.

Beyond media, both companies are also exploring areas of partnership in healthcare, retail and education. Orange Valley Nursing Homes, a subsidiary of SPH through Invest Healthcare, announced in May 2018 that it was testing aged-care technologies with StarHub and ST Engineering for its new smart nursing home in Balestier to improve quality of care.

Mr Anthony Tan, Deputy CEO of SPH, said: "Content consumption on the move has become part of our everyday lives. SPH is glad to continue partnering StarHub on this popular initiative that will provide not only the best mobile news, lifestyle and radio content to our customers but also enhanced value to their data subscription. We look forward to serving our customers better with high quality and engaging content in the coming year."

Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer of StarHub, said: "Out of the wide range of projects covered by our multifaceted partnership, free local data access to SPH mobile apps remains as one of the most well-received by our customers. It is not difficult to see why; this collaboration is a textbook example of how we are combining our strengths to better serve the customer. With the renewal and deepening of our strategic partnership, we are on track to roll out even more collaborations to deliver greater value to customers."

As part of this agreement, SPH and StarHub will also jointly market products and services to the education segment, selected government departments and agencies, as well as small medium enterprises (SMEs) segment. 

*free local data access does not include video content