News Release

SingTel EXPAN Broadens Data Network Center Service with Routing and Security Solutions from Cisco Systems

New rental offerings include latest Cisco integrated services routers
Feb 04, 2005

SINGAPORE - February 4, 2005 - SingTel EXPAN improved its data network center service with a full suite of routing and security solutions from Cisco Systems®. Customers now can obtain a full range of networking and security hardware and software solutions, including routers, switches, firewalls and intrusion detection/protection sensors, from a single source for a monthly rental fee.

SingTel EXPAN also will offer the latest Cisco® integrated services routers, the Cisco 1800, 2800 and 3800 series. Cisco integrated services routers ship with built-in virtual private network (VPN) hardware encryption and acceleration, version 2.0 of the intuitive Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) for ease of management, Cisco IOS® Software-based VPN firewall as well as inline intrusion prevention system (IPS) functions. In addition to embedded security features, Cisco offers voice services integrated into the routers, which makes it easy to deploy telephony services, while offering higher combined data and voice densities in a single system.

EXPAN is a pan-Asian chain of data network centers, built upon SingTel's network infrastructure, that provides a highly secure hosting environment where customers can host their application and network systems, and have access to high-end technologies and data center resources. SingTel is a member of the Cisco Powered Network Program. The Cisco Powered logo indicates that SingTel EXPAN delivers its data network center service over a network built end to end with Cisco products. Service providers achieving Cisco Powered Network designation for their services also typically maintain high levels of service quality and customer satisfaction.

"SingTel customers today already enjoy robust and reliable hosting services on EXPAN. We can now also provide our customers the option to rent Cisco's networking and security solutions. This comprehensive one-stop-service will enable our customers to quickly connect into the EXPAN network without high capital investment and yet provide them with ease-of-mind," said Mr Lee Han Kheng, VP, Corporate Data & Hosting Services, SingTel.

"Cisco's relationship with SingTel stretches back to 1999. We are more than just a technology provider to SingTel and as with other leading service providers around the world, provide them with advice on the business issues. Cisco is in a great position to help providers deliver services that will be successful due to our intimate knowledge of the enterprise market," said Mr Craig Gledhill, managing director, Singapore, Cisco Systems.

SingTel EXPAN's new single-source networking service will be available this month. For more information, please visit

About SingTel

SingTel is Asia's leading communications company with operations and investments in more than 20 countries and territories around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.

About SingTel EXPAN

EXPAN is a pan-Asian chain of data network centres, built upon SingTel's own network infrastructure that provides a world class, robust and secure hosting environment where customers can host their application and network systems, and have access to high-end technologies and data centre resources that can easily be scaled to their business needs. It enables multinationals, Internet and application service providers across Asia to outsource their entire communications networks and managed hosting needs to SingTel.

EXPAN services include the provision of co-location, bandwidth, IT-related operations, storage and workroom recovery facilities. In EXPAN's data centres, customers can enjoy 24x7 network monitoring, systems administration and maintenance, load balancing, security services, data storage and administration, performance monitoring and fault management, problem resolution and technical support.

EXPAN is available from data centres in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. SingTel also offers hosting services through marketing alliances with partners in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and the US. For more information, visit