Posts Tagged ‘StarHub’

Opening: Hubtricity – StarHub’s new innovation centre & converged operations cockpit

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

StarHub supports Singapore’s Smart Nation vision with the new 58,000 sq ft Hubtricity (创星之城) in within STT MediaHub in one-north. It went fully operational in December 2016.

“With Hubtricity, StarHub is investing in capabilities that will enable it to innovate and develop new digital products, services and solutions with partners across industries. Hubtricity will add to Singapore’s position as the Digital Capital of Asia and will create exciting jobs in Singapore in areas such as cyber security and social media analytics,” said Kiren Kumar, assistant managing director at EDB. Photo credit: Cassie Fong, StarHub.

“With Hubtricity, StarHub is investing in capabilities that will enable it to innovate and develop new digital products, services and solutions with partners across industries. Hubtricity will add to Singapore’s position as the Digital Capital of Asia and will create exciting jobs in Singapore in areas such as cyber security and social media analytics,” said Kiren Kumar, assistant managing director at EDB. Photo credit: Cassie Fong, StarHub.

The new facility acts as a foundation to accelerate service innovation and co-creation with partners and customers.

In so doing, StarHub hopes to transform Singapore into a vibrant and connected Smart Nation, enhancing people’s everyday lives, strengthening enterprise capabilities and deepening Singapore’s international connectivity.

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StarHub grows Singapore’s Cyber Security ecosystem with COE

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The telco collaborates with industry partners, academia and public-sector organisations to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities in cyber security. StarHub and the COE partners will jointly invest S$200 million over the next five years to support a sustainable cyber security ecosystem.

At the launch of the initiative (from left): Thien Kwee Eng, Economic Development Board assistant managing director; Tan Tong Hai, StarHub chief executive officer; S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry); and  Professor Yitzhak Ben-Israel, StarHub's Cyber Security Centre of Excellence. Photo: StarHub.

At the launch of the initiative (from left): Thien Kwee Eng, Economic Development Board assistant managing director; Tan Tong Hai, StarHub chief executive officer; S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry); and Professor Yitzhak Ben-Israel, StarHub’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence. Photo: StarHub.

StarHub has announced plans to grow the local cyber security ecosystem at the launch of its Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (COE) where S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), was the Guest-of-Honour.

“Cyber security is a top national and commercial security priority for Singapore as our Smart Nation vision takes shape, touching many aspects of our personal and business lives. StarHub is proud to work with top-notch partners to bolster the cyber security sector, which is important for a sustainable digital economy,” said Tan Tong Hai, StarHub Chief Executive Officer.

The COE established by StarHub, is supported by the Economic Development Board (EDB).

It serves as a hub for the cyber security ecosystem, bringing together the best of brains and expertise to tackle cyber threats, which are among other serious risks affecting economies globally today.

Internationally renowned security expert Professor Yitzhak Ben-Israel has been appointed as the Advisor to the COE, and he provides strategic advice and recommendations to the body.

Professor Ben-Israel is a member of Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council as well as the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s S$130 million National Cybersecurity Research and Development Programme which was launched in 2015.

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EZ-Link launches NFC transit SIM cards for contactless payments

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

All three local telcos will sell the new NFC transit SIM cards. Supported handsets can be used to pay for MRT, LRT and bus rides; as well as at retail transactions.

EZ-Link introduces NFC transit SIM for contactless payments.

EZ-Link introduces NFC transit SIM for contactless payments.

The NFC transit SIM is a next generation, full-service NFC (near field communication) SIM which can be used for public transport, as well as at more than 30,000 ez-link acceptance points islandwide including shopping, retail, food & beverage and taxis payments.

“Transit is the ‘killer phone app’ Singapore consumers have been looking forward to, and we are pleased to be the first to offer customers the convenience of making payment with the one device that is always with them, their phone,” said P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1.

Jointly developed by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and EZ-Link, the NFC transit SIM will enable commuters to pay for public transit rides using just their NFC mobile phones.

M1 customers will be the first to enjoy contactless transit payments with their NFC transit SIM cards available at M1 Shops from today.

The NFC transit SIM card will cost S$37.45 (including GST).

As a launch promotion, the service activation fee of S$9.10 (including GST) will also be waived for customers signing up from tomorrow until 30 April 2016, while NFC transit SIM card stocks last.

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Promotion: StarHub introduces 3GB-for-$3 data top-up

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Customers who sign up for or renew their StarHub 4G plans, can enjoy the new 3GB data upsize at promotional monthly rate of only $3. Usual monthly rate of $6 will apply for customers who sign up from 1 April.

* Singtel fired the first shot in the data-upsize price war, followed by M1.

StarHub joins the data price war between the telcos.

StarHub joins the data price war between the telcos. Click to enlarge.

The table above is a summary of the various StarHub’s plan and how they can be enhanced by the 3GB-for-$3 promotion.

With the new offer, subscribers of StarHub’s “4G 3” plan can enjoy 6GB data bundle at a slightly increased monthly subscription rate of S$45.90.

Previously, a “4G 6” subscription plan would have set consumers back S$102.90 every month, although the plan does offer more local talktime and SMS.

StarHub will reach out to customers who signed up for one of these StarHub 4G plans on 10 March and offer them this data upsize option.

From tomorrow, customers can sign up for this offer at any of the 48 StarHub retail outlets across the island.

The promotional flyers for StarHub’s online sale are attached below.

StarHub Online Store exclusive: Sign up for any StarHub service online and stand a chance to win one of ten 55” Samsung Curved Televisions worth $3,199 each.

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TODAY! New arrivals: HTC Desire 626 smartphone in Singapore from 30 May

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

The HTC Desire 626 will be available in Singapore from TODAY at S$358 in White Birch and Blue Lagoon with M1, Singtel, StarHub and major retailers.

HTC's new entry-level Android smartphone, the Desire 626 is now available in Singapore (S$358).

HTC’s new entry-level Android smartphone, the Desire 626 is now available in Singapore (S$358).

The 5-inch HTC Desire 626 is slightly smaller than the pricier 5.5-inch Desire 826 (S$498) that hit the shelves in Singapore last week.

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New arrivals: HTC Desire 826 dual sim in Singapore from 23 May

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim will be available in Singapore from TODAY at S$498 in White Birch and Blue Lagoon with M1, Singtel, StarHub and major retailers.

Update (29 May, 2015):

The smaller entry-level sibling of the 5.5-inch HTC Desire 826 – the 5-inch Desire 626 will be available in Singapore at S$358.

The mid-range HTC Desire 826 dual sim is useful for frequent travels that needs to slot in a second SIM card using the local network of their destination.

The mid-range HTC Desire 826 dual sim is useful for frequent travels that needs to slot in a second SIM card using the local network of their destination.

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim is driven by the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 Octa-Core 64-bit processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage with microSD expansion up to 128GB.

A range of accessories including the HTC Dot View case will also be available for the HTC Desire 826 dual sim.

A range of accessories including the HTC Dot View case will also be available for the HTC Desire 826 dual sim.

The phone uses Nano SIM cards and is capable of 4G LTE streaming.

It ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with HTC Sense user interface, on a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p display.

The phone is powered by an embedded 2600mAh Li-polymer battery.

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim promises immersive HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio surround sound from your phone.

The smartphone comes with an audiophile-grade headset that is tuned for HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, offering a cinematic surround sound experience.

HTC was the first phone maker to put dual front-facing stereo speakers on a smartphone.

HTC was the first phone maker to put dual front-facing stereo speakers on a smartphone.

The HTC Desire 826 dual sim has 13-megapixel cameras on the front and rear, so that selfie lovers can enjoy great image quality for their self-portraits.

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New arrivals: Microsoft Xbox One debuts in Singapore at Funan DigitaLife Mall

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Singapore officially welcomed the Xbox One today at 1300hrs.

Update (9pm, 23 September):

Xbox One fans got to pit themselves against each other on board the Singapore Flyer, against the Skyline.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall. Photo: Microsoft Singapore.

The event kicked off with pre-order collection amongst the mass of over 500 fans as they turned Funan DigitaLife Mall into a sea of green.

“The feedback from our fans in Singapore has been overwhelming. We are on track to making this the biggest ever Xbox launch in history in Singapore. Today marks a historic day for us and our fans,” said Hanson Yap, Marketing Manager, Interactive Entertainment Business, and Microsoft, Singapore.

The console launch continues into the evening as invited fans battle it out in the sky onboard the Singapore Flyer.

The iconic landmark will light up Singapore’s skyline with the Xbox’s signature green – telling Singaporeans that the new entertainment console has landed.

This holiday, gamers will be able to create Car Clubs of up to 1,000 members and race through a wide-open world featuring the stunning landscapes of Southern Europe in “Forza Horizon 2”.

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Apple announces new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

One year to the day from the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Apple has unveiled the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, running iOS 8.

Prices range from S$998 to S$1,448.

The 4.7” iPhone 6 with 1334 x 750 pixels alongside the larger 5.5” iPhone 6 Plus with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The 4.7” iPhone 6 with 1334 x 750 pixels alongside the larger 5.5” iPhone 6 Plus with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The two new iPhones come in thin unibody enclosure of anodised aluminium and feature Retina HD displays, A8 chip, improved cameras and Apple pay.

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey; while the iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey.

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey; while the iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey.

Both run on iOS 8 – a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive.

The 4.7” iPhone 6 has 1334 x 750 pixels which translates to 38 percent more viewing area than the iPhone 5s.

The larger 5.5” iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which gives 88 percent more viewing area and nearly three times the pixels in the iPhone 5s.

For the first time, 128GB versions will be available., for both models. Prices below.

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StarHub launches Crowdtivate with 12 curated projects

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

StarHub has also partnered with Indosat to promote innovative projects from Indonesia’s entrepreneurship community.

StarHub touts Crowdtivate as the world’s only telco-backed, rewards-based crowdfunding platform.  Crowdtivate was beta-launched back in April 2013.

StarHub touts Crowdtivate as the world’s only telco-backed, rewards-based crowdfunding platform. Crowdtivate was beta-launched back in April 2013.

Crowdtivate is now open to the public, with 12 Asia-based projects ranging from creative works and digital technology to assistive technology.

These will seek funding support worldwide in order to bring their entrepreneurial vision to life.

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Donate unused talktime, SMS & mobile data to StarHub 4G4Good

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

StarHub has launched a consumer-engaging charitable campaign that has never before been seen in Singapore: the pledging of unused talktime, mobile data and SMS for the benefit of the less privileged.

Update (12 July, 2014):

Starting from today, StarHub post-paid customers can pledge their unused talktime, mobile data and SMS for the month of August 2014 to the 4G4Good campaign.

Simply SMS the messae “Opt-in” to 6904.

Representatives from StarHub, ISCOS, SAVH, MINDS, CPAS, SPD and AWWA launching StarHub's 4G4Good campaigns.

Representatives from StarHub, ISCOS, SAVH, MINDS, CPAS, SPD and AWWA launching StarHub’s 4G4Good campaigns.

In this unique and innovative campaign, StarHub Mobile post-paid customers will be able to pledge their unused talktime, mobile data and SMS.

“4G4Good is really about customer-driven philanthropy; StarHub is just the enabler. It is our altruistic customers who generously choose to pledge any unused talktime, mobile data and SMS in support of the beneficiaries. StarHub is extremely happy to be the first in Singapore to facilitate this kind of charitable campaign,” said Jeannie Ong, Chief Marketing Officer, StarHub.

StarHub then aims to donate the gift of mobile telecommunications to beneficiaries from AWWA, CPAS, ISCOS, SAVH and SPD.

4G4Good is available to all StarHub Mobile post-paid customers.

They can opt to pledge their unused talktime, mobile data and SMS for their August billing cycle by sending an SMS message “Opt-in” to 6904.

Customers can make their pledges between 12 July and 31 August 2014 and pledges from billing cycles ending in August 2014 will be consolidated.

Depending on the response from its post-paid customers, StarHub may decide to extend the pledging window for a longer period.

StarHub volunteer Teo Xueli teaching MINDS student Anisa Bte Adam to use her new smartphone.

StarHub volunteer Teo Xueli teaching MINDS student Anisa Bte Adam to use her new smartphone.

StarHub will provide talktime, mobile data and SMS on a monthly basis to a number of individual beneficiaries from the five 4G4Good charitable organisations.

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