SingTel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Singapore
SINGAPORE and SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Apple® today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to Singapore later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“We are pleased that Apple has selected SingTel to be the first mobile operator in Singapore to launch its new iPhone 3G,” said Quek Peck Leng, executive vice president of SingTel. “There is strong synergy between the core brand values of Apple and SingTel, such as innovation and reliability. Customers can enjoy a superior experience with their new iPhone 3G, such as Internet access on the move, fully supported by SingTel’s high quality 3G network coverage and new range of services which we will be launching over the next 12 months.”
“We are excited to be working with SingTel, the largest multi-market mobile operator in the Asia Pacific region, to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in Singapore,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary mobile device in the hands of even more people around the world.”
SingTel recently announced that it would invest S$220 million to enhance its network. Customers can expect an even better user experience with faster data speeds. SingTel’s 3.5G High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network will be upgraded to offer even faster download and upload speeds of up to 42 Mbps and 12 Mbps respectively within the next 18 months.
Pricing and availability information will be announced at a later date. Customers who wish to receive updates on iPhone 3G can register their interest at www.singtel.com/iphone or visit their nearest Hello! store to make a reservation.
*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms. It has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 185 million mobile customers in eight markets.
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