New Arrival: StarHub Bundles ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Router

The new router (usual price: S$399) will be bundled free with StarHub’s new “Turbo Gamer 2Gbps” plan – a 2Gbps fibre home broadband service with no service activation and installation fees.

ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 ASUS x StarHub launch event. (From Left): Desmond Soh (ASUS Singapore Country Manager), Anthony Wang (StarHub Assistant Vice President of Marketing), Yann Courqueux (StarHub Vice President of Home Product), Karl Chu (ASUS General Manager, APAC), Linda Chen (ASUS Business Unit Senior Director), Richard Chen (ASUS Product Director, Networking, APAC), Simon Tan (Nvidia, Director of Consumer Business, APAC South).

ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 ASUS x StarHub launch event. (From Left): Desmond Soh (ASUS Singapore Country Manager), Anthony Wang (StarHub Assistant Vice President of Marketing), Yann Courqueux (StarHub Vice President of Home Product), Karl Chu (ASUS General Manager, APAC), Linda Chen (ASUS Business Unit Senior Director), Richard Chen (ASUS Product Director, Networking, APAC), Simon Tan (Nvidia, Director of Consumer Business, APAC South).

StarHub’s Turbo Gamer 2Gbps is priced at S$62.90 per month, with the first two months free.

The 802.11ac Wi-Fi gaming router – ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 – is priced at S$399 but will come free with the Turbo Gamer 2Gbps subscription with StarHub.

 

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The new 802.11ac WiFi gaming router ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 from ASUS, offered in Singapore exclusively through StarHub.

Singapore customers – exclusively through StarHub – will be the first in Southeast Asia and fourth in the world to have it.

These customers will also have the option of buying an exclusive ROG gaming essentials bundle, comprising a keyboard, mouse and headset, at privileged rates.

More details below from the press release.

The ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 is built to give PC, console and mobile gamers a competitive edge.

“Republic of Gamers was founded on this very determination to create an entire line-up of powerful and beautiful gear designed to help you win. We create products for those who dare to be different, who dare to challenge the status quo and those who dare to say I deserve nothing but the best in every game. We also understand that gamers at home will have to compete with all their devices before they compete with their enemies. With our cutting-edge gaming router, the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900, ASUS and StarHub strongly believe that we will provide the best wireless experience for all our consumers,” said Karl Chu, General Manager for APAC, ASUS.

It features a suite of technologies – triple-level game acceleration, adaptive QoS, wtfast®, Dynamic Frequency Selection and MU-MIMO – to boost speeds and optimise internet routes between the home network and game servers for minimised ping times.

The ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 does not only look the part with bold new ROG ‘slash-cut’ design and Aura RGB lighting, it packs a punch when it comes to performance, security and ease-of-use.

It is equipped with AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro, to protect the entire home network from threats.

This real-time network protection service, which also offers users advanced parental controls, comes free for lifetime; no subscription is required.

Users can also enjoy complete peace-of-mind, knowing that security and router firmware updates are done automatically.

“StarHub’s #HelloChange journey is all about transforming our customers’ experience and serving them better than anyone else. StarHub’s recent chart-topping achievement for Broadband in Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore 2019 is a major boost as we continue to make a slew of improvements, from eradicating hidden fees to offering smarter and more powerful routers to address WiFi performance challenges. ASUS ROG has gained plenty of gaming cred worldwide, and we cannot wait to turbocharge our customers’ gaming experience with top-notch and sleek gear, all without hurting their wallet,” Yann Courqueux, Vice President of Home Product, StarHub.

Through the intuitive ASUS Router app, users can easily configure security and other router settings, including port forwarding, bandwidth limiter and network diagnostics, without needing to use a web interface on their PC.

With dual internet connections, the 2Gbps fibre broadband service gives customers the flexibility of setting up home networks to suit their needs, from wiring a dedicated gigabit network for resource-intensive gaming and cloud services to having separate wireless connections, without compromising on bandwidth and surfing experience.

StarHub customers get faster and more convenient access to Garena’s local servers, which are hosted on StarHub’s broadband network.

This allows customers to experience lower-latency, smoother gameplay while on Garena’s games, including Free Fire, Speed Drifters, Arena of Valor, and League of Legends.

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