M1, StarHub sign MoU with Hong Kong’s CTI for BB network venture

23 Mar 2009

Singaporean telecoms operators MobileOne Asia (M1) and StarHub have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hong Kong counterpart City Telecom (CTI) to form a three-way consortium to design, build and roll out a passive network capable of delivering ultra high broadband speeds. Xinhua-PRNewswire reports the consortium will jointly submit a bid that will meet all the criteria for the Infocomm Development Authority’s Request-for-Proposal (RFP) for the Network Company (NetCo). According to CTI chairman Ricky Wong, ‘Currently, CTI, through its wholly owned subsidiary, HKBN’s end-to-end network in Hong Kong, supports the widest range of symmetric broadband services from 25Mbps up to 1Gbps, and has launched Hong Kong’s first fibre-to-the-home [FTTH] residential broadband services. We welcome StarHub to join us in this project, as their experience and diversity complement the strengths of CTI and M1.’