StarHub adds cable broadband on top of fibre broadband for consistent connectivity

StarHub today announced an unique solution to ensure consistent connectivity. Customers on the 500 Mbps fibre home broadband plan will be getting another 100 Mbps cable home broadband subscription starting from 31st May 2014.

 

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I wonder if StarHub has measured how people will react to this new service. First of all, I like the idea of redundancy in the home network. However, why do they need another 100 Mbps cable network to support their  fibre network? Some people might mistaken that as a sign that StarHub is acknowledging that their Fibre is not consistent. Therefore there is a need to have a broadband cable for consistent connectivity.

Anyway, this is just my speculation. I think the consumers will benefit in the end. Read the Press Release for more information.

Media Release

StarHub Maximises In-home Wireless Broadband Performance

Fibre and cable home broadband services in an integrated solution come 31 May 2014

Singapore, 29 May 2014 – Leveraging its unrivalled ability to deliver high-speed broadband services over both fibre and cable networks, StarHub today unveiled quite possibly the world’s first home broadband solution that maximises wireless broadband coverage and speeds for customers.

“Consistent wireless broadband connectivity throughout the home is essential for customers, who increasingly rely on Internet-enabled smart devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and other connected appliances,” said Ms Lin Shu Fen, Head of Entertainment & SmartLife, StarHub. “With the launch of our innovative dual-network home broadband solution, we are pleased to offer customers an unmatched wireless broadband experience while surfing, utilising cloud services, social networking, streaming HD quality content such as StarHub TV Anywhere and more, anywhere in their home.”

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StarHub’s 500Mbps fibre home broadband plan at $69.90/month will come with a 100Mbps cable home broadband subscription free-of-charge and two complimentary premium wireless networking devices, including the all-new D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC dual-band gigabit router. Customers can enjoy greater broadband connectivity assurance as StarHub’s established and ubiquitous cable broadband network serves as an alternative access to the fibre broadband service.

Fees for service activation and installation are waived. During service installation, a qualified ‘StarHub Hub Trooper’ digital expert will provide home networking advice according to the customer’s Internet surfing requirements. This includes placing fibre and cable equipment to optimise in-home wireless broadband coverage and to enhance wireless surfing experience.

Starting this Saturday, customers can sign up for StarHub’s new home broadband solution online, at all StarHub Shops and authorised dealers or by calling 1630. Please see table below for plan and pricing details:

Plan

StarHub 500Mbps fibre home broadband plan

Monthly subscription

$69.90

Local download bandwidth

Up to 500Mbps

Local upload bandwidth

Up to 500Mbps

International bandwidth

Up to 500Mbps

​​New benefits

​Free wireless​ home network assessment
Free 100Mbps cable home broadband subscription (UP: $39.90/month)
Free D-Link DIR-868L wireless AC dual band gigabit Router (worth $319)

Existing benefits

Free Cisco wireless home gateway (worth $199)
Free service installation and activation (worth $130)

Free termination point installation (worth up to $481.50)

Free home phone line

 

Typical download speeds range between 300Mbps and 491.1Mbps, and typical upload speeds range between 126.3Mbps and 207.5Mbps.​

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About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.

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Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index. Visit www.starhub.com for more information.