Singaporean fixed and mobile operator StarHub has launched a new cable broadband service, bundling a 100Mbps connection as part of a 1Gbps package priced at an introductory rate of SGD69.9 (USD53.9) per month. The operator’s new ‘Dual Broadband 1000’ plan, usually priced at SGD99.9 per month, is available for sign-up from 22 November and marks it out as the latest broadband provider to jump on the 1Gbps bandwagon. Eleven months ago, rival internet service provider (ISP) MyRepublic threw down the gauntlet in the city-state when it rolled out a SGD49.99 1Gbps plan – the cheapest per megabyte package then on offer in the country.
In a press release, StarHub confirmed that the new Dual Broadband 1000 plan will offer homeowners a complementary pair of high speed broadband connections – 1Gbps over fibre plus 100Mbps over cable. In addition, for extensive Wi-Fi coverage at home, Dual Broadband 1000 customers will receive two free wireless networking devices, including the ultra-fast wireless AC dual-band gigabit router (D-Link DIR-868L) worth SGD319, as a limited-time launch promotion.