On July 10, Apple and SingTel announced that they will be lanuching iPhone 3Gs commercially.
On October 1, SingTel has won the rights to broadcast the Barclays English Premier League matches across its platforms, as well as exclusive broadcast rights to ESPN STAR Sports for mio TV.
Apple and SingTel announced that they will be launching iPhone 3G and its services to Singapore in June.
In the month of June, SingTel was the title sponsor of the inaugural Formula One night race in Singapore. It was once again the title sponsor of the Singapore 2009 Formula One night race.
SingTel launched its commercial 3G services in February.
SingTel sold 60% of Singapore Post (SingPost) in May during an IPO in an effort to focus on its core telecommunications services business.
SingTel divested its stakes in Yellow Pages in June, its directory business to CVC Asia Pacific and J.P. Morgan Partners Asia for S$ 220 million.
SingTel announced that it has appointed Ericsson as the vendor for its 3G network in Singapore in July.
SingTel was awarded a 3G licence in April.
SingTel was incorporated in March and became a public company in October 1993. SingTel currently remains as Singapore largest IPO. It was listed on the Singapore Exchange in November 1993 and on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2001.
The Singapore Telephone Board (STB) was incorporated as a statutory board with exclusive rights to operate telephone service within Singapore. This was followed by the merger of STB and Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) in 1974. Up until that time, STB was responsible for local services, while TAS provided international services. 1982 saw the merger of the Postal Department with Telecoms.
Three years after Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone invention, Bennet Pell started a private telephone exchange in Singapore that had 50 lines.
Board of Directors
Chairman: Chumpol NaLamlieng
Group CEO, SingTel: Chua Sock Koong
Chairman, HDFC Bank: Deepak S Parekh
Founder, HOPU Investment Management Co.: Dominic Chiu Fai Ho
Chairman, HSBC Bank Australia: Graham John Bradley
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore: Heng Swee Keat
Director, ANZ Banking Group: John Powell Morschel
CEO, Credit Suisse, Asia Pacific: Kaikhushru Nargolwala
Director, Fraser and Neave: Nicky Tan Ng Kuang
Executive Director, Temasek Holdings: Simon Israel
Chairman, Great Eastern Life: Fang Ai Lian
Chairman, Infocomm Investments: Ong Peng Tsin
Group CEO: Chua Sock Koong
Group CFO: Jeann Low
Group CIO: Ng Yoke Weng
CEO Singapore: Allen Lew
CEO International: Lim Chuan Poh
CEO SingTel Optus: Paul O’Sullivan
SingTel has 37 offices in 19 countries located throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.
Network and Infrastructure
SingTel has a well-established and extensive communications network and infrastructure in Singapore and Australia. The Group advanced mobile networks cover 100% and 94% of the Singapore and Australian populations respectively. In addition, the Group has interests in about 50 submarine cables with landing points in more than 50 locations in Asia. It is a major investor in many of the world’s most sophisticated submarine cable systems, such as SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE 4, APCN, APCN 2, China-US, Japan-US, C2C, i2i and Southern Cross.
The SingTel group of companies includes subsidiaries, associated companies, as well as shareholdings in overseas entities. Its mainstay is in the mobile phone industry, where it has a total subscription base of 285 million as of 31 December 2009 :
Advanced Info Service
Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited
Other members of the SingTel group include the two wholly owned subsidiaries of SingNet, a wholly owned internet service provider, and NCS, an information technology and communications engineering services provider. Associated companies include the Singapore Post, which was formerly a subsidiary until its separate listing on the Singapore Exchange in May 2003 and the New Century Infocomm of Taiwan which SingTel has a 24.5% stake. SingTel also owns 20.33% stake in Hong Kong’s APT Satellite.
^ a b SingTel Group mobile customer base expanded to 285 million
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NCS Pte. Ltd.
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