30 Apr 2015
Singapore’s StarHub has announced that it has commenced works to transform its existing core and access networks to an open, cloud-based platform using software-defined networking (SDN) technology. The city-state telco says it is confident it will be able to complete the upgrade to SDN within a two-year timeframe, as it looks to further enhance its operational capabilities, enabling StarHub to meet corporate customers’ needs more quickly, as well as support the government’s ‘Smart Nation’ initiatives.
According to Mock Pak Lum, chief technology officer at StarHub, the telco’s ‘enterprise business has been growing steadily in the past few years, and is expected to become its second largest revenue contributor in the near future’. In order to drive future growth, StarHub plans, among other things, to enhance the efficiency of its network with SDN, to improve its ability ‘to deliver bandwidth dynamically and rapidly offer customisable solutions to our corporate customers, helping them realise productivity, flexibility and innovation benefits’.