TMI Italia shifts Internet hosting business to Singapore

TMI Telemedia International (TMI) has moved their regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific from Hong Kong to Singapore.

TMI Italia is betting on growing the Internet business space by setting up shop in Singapore.

TMI Telemedia International (TMI) has moved their regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific from Hong Kong to Singapore. The move for the wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia, follows an announcement in February that TMI would be further expanding in Singapore over the next two years.

“We were encouraged by the plans for the conducive environment that the Singapore government has laid out to develop the country into a vibrant and robust global hub of knowledge-driven industries,” said Mr. Dino Civitarese, Managing Director – Asia Pacific of TMI.

Coming on the heels of Worldcom’s second IDC opening in Singaporeannounced earlier, Telecom Italia, one of the largest telcos in the world, sought to also increase its representation in Singapore, in full support of the growing trade initiatives between the two countries.

Moving into a new 16,000sq ft office cum 24-hour x 7-day Internet Data Centre (IDC) in the International Business Park, TMI doubled its headcount in the beginning of this year.

TMI’s IDC will enable its customers to host or co-locate their servers within secure premises. The IDC is secured by closed circuit TV monitoring and biometric access control systems.

TMI’s main business portfolio has been traditionally in the international connectivity products, focused only at large multinational corporations which require international solutions. Its existing suite of services includes MondoNet, a Virtual Private Network over a managed IP network, DataFast frame relay, IML point-to-point, firewall management and ATM.

TMI Singapore will also be offering new business solutions such as broadband access, leased lines, network ISDN, Unified Messaging, firewall management and voice over IP. These new products are targeted to enable small-medium enterprises (SMEs) to harness the advantages of the Internet without incurring heavy costs.

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