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Starhub wins bid to operate S’pore broadband network

SINGAPORE – Singapore awarded StarHub the contract to develop and operate a nationwide broadband network that will provide homes and offices with Internet connections of up to 1 gigabyte per second.

Under the terms of the agreement announced on Friday, StarHub, Singapore’s number two telecom firm, will become the wholesale provider of broadband access to companies offering Internet access as well as other services such as videoconferencing and high-speed data transmission.

The other contenders for the contract were Singapore Telecommunications, MobileOne and a consortium led by Cisco Systems .

In September last year, Singapore gave the contract to develop the ‘passive infrastructure’ for its nationwide broadband network to a consortium led by Canada’s Axia Netmedia. — REUTERS

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