Factors important to the future success of Singtel
In recent years most global operators are trying to differentiate themselves in the ICT arena, and are deploying their next generation networks for delivering ICT services that require high SLAs. SingTel is not an exception. The ability to control performance over a global network, including infrastructure from partners, is an important benefit for MNCs running critical business applications.
SingTel has announced the launch of its Global Delivery Platform (GDP), a managed IP-VPN platform providing full end-to-end network performance monitoring for corporate data services across multiple partners' networks. SingTel claims to be the first global service provider to offer end-to-end visibility of applications on customers' managed IP VPNs, although this will extend only across the networks of SingTel and its 15 operator partners.
Singtel has also announced 2G and 3G mobile network expansion and enhancement programme and the contract were awarded to Ericsson Telecommunications Pte Ltd. The programme, according to Singtel, Ericsson would have to deliver a complete, future-proof IP-based radio and core mobile network, designed to carry large volumes of traffic efficiently and effectively. The network enhancements are to be completed by March 2009.
“The mobile network enhancement programme is part of SingTel's ongoing efforts to deliver unparalleled, reliable mobile service and coverage to customers”, said Singtel’s Executive vice president of networks Mark Chong Chin Kok
"It also provides SingTel with the flexibility to meet future growth in both usage and demands especially for mobile data, and customers could expect faster data speeds. Currently 2.57 million mobile customers already enjoyed superior 2G and 3G mobile network service and coverage island-wide, both indoors and outdoors." added Mr Chong
SingTel can use its IT subsidiary NCS, in a combined approach, to offer a one-stop shop...