SingTel and Virtela Communications expand mutual IP network services portfolio

October 5, 2004

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) has signed an agreement with Virtela Communications Inc., a global network solutions company, to provide seamless IP network services. This will improve enterprise network reach for customers of both companies.

Through its innovative network infrastructure that leverages thousands of points of presence (PoPs) worldwide, Virtela delivers its award-winning suite of wide-area network (WAN) services to more than 190 countries. SingTel will tap on this unprecedented reach to expand worldwide coverage for its IP Network services. This is a business Internet access service catering to organizations with offices in different countries that require Internet connectivity and support through a single Service Provider.

With Virtela, SingTel customers can enjoy a single point of contact and integrated bill for services worldwide, backed by leading performance guarantees and 24x7 multilingual Network Operations Centre support.

Under this arrangement, SingTel will offer its suite of ConnectPlus international data services which Virtela can leverage to provide extended coverage for its customers. SingTel ConnectPlus international data services cover major business cities in the Asia Pacific and beyond, and offer extended coverage through the global and domestic data services of SingTel's partners.

"Together, Virtela and SingTel are offering multinational customers the most advanced network services with the greatest reach, performance and reliability around the world," said Mr. Vab Goel, Virtela's Chairman andPartner at Norwest Venture Partners. "This arrangement enables Virtela to leverage SingTel's large customer base while expanding our already unprecedented services footprint with SingTel's extensive services presence throughout Asia-Pacific."

"Improving service coverage and connectivity for our customers has always been our number one priority. The tie-up with Virtela will further enhance our service offering. Our customers can now benefit from Virtela's network services to improve their enterprise communications within the United States and Europe through SingTel's unparalleled global one-stop-shop service," said Mr. Thomas Yeo, SingTel's Vice President of Marketing, Corporate Business Group. "This strategic alliance further strengthens SingTel's ability to support the critical needs of our customers' global business operations."

Virtela Communications Inc.

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel)

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