StarHub, China Mobile, TrueMove enter alliance

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StarHub has signed an MoU with China Mobile and TrueMove covering hand-in-Hand collaboration.

Under the agreement, China Mobile Communications Corporation, the world’s largest telco, will play host to the collaboration in five areas: device collaboration on research initiatives for mobile network evolution technologies; strengthening complementary capabilities for data business services; enhancing mobile business through global roaming cooperation and information sharing; leveraging network resources to maximize efficiency; and co-developing new business opportunities in relation to innovation and the IoT.

StarHub CEO Tan Tong Hai said the signing was an important milestone for StarHub, and a timely one as China embarks on its One Belt One Road project in which Singapore is well poised to facilitate the journey.

Tan said that Singapore being the regional hub for Southeast Asia is the best place to build this bridge between Southeast Asia and China. He spoke of the investments China Mobile had made in submarine infrastructure linking the region to East China.

The One Belt One Road project is the combination of the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road under a vision by Xi Jinping that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia.

Tan promised seamless cross-border experience for his China Mobile partners.

“As part of this partnership, we will also look into other areas of collaboration such as data analytics, content, cyber security and Internet of Things,” he said.

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