Singapore's StarHub Joins CableLabs
Louisville, Colorado, January 8, 2007—CableLabs® announced today that Singapore's integrated communications company StarHub has become a member of the consortium, expanding CableLabs' Asian and international membership footprint.
“CableLabs has been instrumental in helping us with our nationwide deployment of pre-DOCSIS® 3.0 broadband service in Singapore to assure continued competitive leadership in our market. Their technical expertise and knowledge has been invaluable to our service launch and will be key as we ramp up our broadband service to 1Gbps over the next few years using the DOCSIS 3.0 platform,” said Thomas Ee, senior vice president of StarHub's IP services.
“StarHub provides a highly advanced communications network, offering cable TV, cable broadband, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) and cellular services throughout Singapore. The company is moving toward full DOCSIS® 3.0 high-speed data service to its over 300,000 residential broadband customers. With a 100Mbps downstream service, StarHub is the first in the world to have a nationwide commercial deployment of pre-DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities. StarHub's integrated technical platform for its voice, video, data and mobile services will be of tremendous benefit to our existing membership,” said CableLabs President and CEO Dr. Richard R. Green.
DOCSIS stands for Data over Cable Service Interface Specification and is a worldwide standard that has resulted from pioneering work of CableLabs and its North American, European and Asian membership.
StarHub joins Liberty Global Inc., which owns J:COM, a multiple cable system operator based in Japan, as CableLabs' Asian members.
StarHub is Singapore's second largest information and communications company and the sole operator delivering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services over fixed, cable, mobile and Internet platforms. StarHub operates a 3G mobile network in addition to its GSM network and is the exclusive provider of i-mode mobile Internet service over its 2.5G and 3G networks. StarHub also operates its own nationwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable television services (including digital cable), voice and Internet access for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub is listed on the SGX-ST.
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