July 2014   |   Issue 37
 ST Teleport Partners Eutelsat to Offer 4K Ultra HD Transmission Service to Asia and Launches New Gateway   
ST Teleport and Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, have partnered to bring 4K Ultra High Definition (HD) broadcast service to customers in Singapore and the Asian region. The companies showcased a 4K Ultra HD demo TV channel at the recent CommunicAsia 2014, one of Asia’s largest annual ICT tradeshows, and demonstrated their capability of providing 4K Ultra HD transmission to customers in the broadcasting chain.
Both companies also announced the completion of a new gateway at ST Teleport’s Earth Station complex in Singapore that connects to the EUTELSAT 70B Ku-band satellite, one of the most flexible satellites serving Asian markets with the option of connecting to the African and European beams, offering secure single hop connectivity between key business hubs, such as Singapore and Frankfurt or Singapore and Nairobi. The new gateway is ready to serve data, maritime, media and entertainment clients across a high-performance footprint spanning Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Australia, as well as Southeast Asian waters.     
Level 3 Scores High in Gartner’s Latest Report 
Reaffirming  its strength in providing communications solutions to power growth, efficiency and security of enterprises, Level 3 scored highly in a variety of categories in Gartner’s "Critical Capabilities for U.S. Wireline Telecom Services" research report featuring nine leading carriers in the U.S.. Level 3 received the highest scores for SIP Trunking/IPTF/Dedicated Voice, Multiprotocol Label Switching and Dedicated Internet services; and under Gartner’s product use cases evaluation, the company was ranked number two for Large-Enterprise Unmanaged, defined as an entity with more than 1,000 employees and buys a combination of voice and data services.

Level 3 Lands Major U.S. Government Contracts
In two significant wins in the public sector segment, Level 3 was awarded a nearly 300-site contract to provide network services for the federal judicial system through the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Enterprise. Level 3 will deliver direct connections to designated sites, improving overall communications quality and management throughout the federal judicial system.  Level 3 has also been chosen by Northrop Grumman to deliver network services to the U.S. Air Force to support its distributed simulation training network where Level 3 will connect over 50 of the Air Force’s Distributed Mission Operation Network sites worldwide for virtual combat training.
StarHub i3 I launches Crowdtivate, World’s First Telco-backed Crowdfunding Platform 
StarHub announced the beta launch of Crowdtivate, an online crowdfunding platform aimed at realising the innovative ideas of local and Asia-based entrepreneurs and artists. Crowdtivate is an open platform where supporters around the region can finance innovative ideas in return for specific rewards. What sets  Crowdtivate apart from other crowdfunding platforms is that after an idea or project is accepted, it will provide mentorship to create campaigns or provide support in business incubation and regional outreach. 


U Mobile Brings Unrivalled Deals to Customers in Malaysia
U Mobile recently unveiled two initiatives in Malaysia to bring the best value to its subscribers in Malaysia. The company is proud to be the first telco in Malaysia to offer its postpaid subscribers 50MB of complimentary high speed mobile Internet daily when they travel to selected Southeast Asian countries, allowing them to stay connected on-the-go. In another unbeatable value preposition to their subscribers, U Mobile is the first to offer the lowest priced Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phone in Malaysia. These two initiatives underscores U Mobile’s commitment to provide the best mobile experience for its subscribers.
U Mobile Accelerates its Network Expansion to Improve Customer Experience
U Mobile, endeavouring to bring seamless and greater mobile experience to subscribers, has partnered with edotco, Southeast Asia’s first independent communications infrastructure services company, to speed up its network rollout across Malaysia. The collaboration will see edotco lease tower site space to U Mobile and providing power and site maintenance for the sites. U Mobile will be able to expand its network reach cost-effectively to more territories across the nation while enhancing its network quality and coverage to cater to the growing demand for mobile services across the nation.
SKYbroadband Brings Exclusive Premium Online Entertainment  
Advancing from providing the fastest internet connection in the country, SKYbroadband now offers the latest range of information and entertainment through exclusive premium online channels such as HBO Go, Fox Movies Play and iWant TV!. With award-winning hit series, blockbuster movies, great family entertainment, top-rating foreign and local shows, subscribers can indulge in a wide range of their much-loved programmes anywhere and anytime through SKYbroadband on their laptops, tablets, and even smartphones.
StarHub Joins Project to Improve Commuter Experience in Singapore Public Transport
StarHub, The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA), transport operator SMRT Corporation, and IBM have teamed up to apply fusion analytics to create a state-of-the-art public transport system that aims to significantly improve commuter experience in Singapore. As part of the research collaboration, StarHub will provide anonymised mobile network data that will be analysed together with video analytics and farecard data from SMRT Corporation, to support innovation as well as tackle some of the biggest challenges in transport planning. 


ST Telemedia Affirms its Support in MDAS Compass programme
As part of its adoption of  the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) (MDAS) Compass Programme, a group of ST Telemedia employees spent an activity-filled day at the gardening hub of HortPark, with seven children and teens from MDAS. Assisted by ST Telemedia employees, the wheelchair bound children participated in a scavenger hunt around the park and had an educationally fun-filled day growing new plants and learning about the bountiful flora and fauna in the pesticide-free gardens of HortPark.
StarHub Nurtures Children Through Scientific Discoveries and Promotes Strong Familial Foundation
Thanks to StarHub’s continued title sponsorship for the third year, over 600 children from low-income families under Central Singapore Community Development Council will benefit from  StarHub-Central Singapore Nurture Programme. The programme aims to inculcate in children, a love for literature through engaging activities aimed at boosting and building children’s self-confidence and their academic abilities. In another community outreach programme, StarHub, believing that strong familial foundation is essential to building a close-knit community, have contributed to the Eagles Mediation and Counselling Centre to provide help for about 100 less privileged Singapore families in conflict.