StarHub snags S'pore IR communications deal

Telco will supply mobile voice and data, Internet and pay TV services to the Marina Bay Sands, one of Singapore's two integrated resorts, in a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership.
Written by Vivian Yeo, Contributor

StarHub has inked a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal to equip Singapore's second integrated resort (IR), the Marina Bay Sands (MBS), with ICT capabilities.

The telco will provide MBS mobile voice and data services, high-speed Internet connectivity, pay TV and enterprise messaging, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

The exact terms of the partnership could not be disclosed due to confidentiality clauses, ZDNet Asia understands from a StarHub spokesperson.

The contract covers the Sands Expo and Convention Centre and MBS' hotel rooms and suites; however, the pay TV services will be available at 75 public screens around the IR, including the casino. MBS, which officially opened on Jun. 23, has 2,560 hotel rooms and suites, while its convention facility has a floor area of 120,000 square meters.

StarHub rival SingTel is the official provider of similar services to Singapore's first IR, Resorts World Sentosa. The seven-year partnership, announced in November 2009, is worth S$21 million (US$16.2 million).

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