Huawei and NCS Comms Engg to Provide Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line 2+ (ADSL2+) Solutions to SingTel

Singapore, November 24, 2004

Huawei and NCS Comms Engg to Provide Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line 2+ (ADSL2+) Solutions to SingTel

SingTel broadband customers can expect higher Internet bandwidth soon

Huawei Technologies and NCS Communications Engineering (NCS Comms Engg), a subsidiary of NCS Pte. Ltd., have been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract from SingTel in July 2004 for the supply of Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) equipment of up to 150,000 lines using the latest ADSL2+ technology.  This enables SingTel to deliver higher speed data services to its corporate and residential broadband customers.

Mr. Ho Siaw Hong, SingTel’s Vice President (Fixed Networks) said, “SingTel is one of the first adopters of ADSL2+ technology in the telecommunications industry.  With this cutting-edge access solution, SingTel will be able to offer higher bandwidth, faster speed, longer distance broadband service and wider coverage of ADSL service for its customers in Singapore.  This cost-effective solution ensures SingTel’s higher performance and enables SingTel to continue its efforts in upgrading its broadband network.”

NCS Comms Engg, a leader in implementing carrier-class infrastructure, will provide value-added services in the end-to-end integration and commissioning of this next generation network.  In addition, NCS Comms Engg is the designer and the project, deployment and maintenance manager for this project. 

Ms. Leow Ai Chyn, Chief Executive Officer of NCS Comms Engg said, “With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, NCS Comms Engg is pleased to partner Huawei for a second time to deliver this solution to SingTel.  The first Huawei-NCS Comms Engg joint project for SingTel was the Integrated Access Multiplexes in 2003.  Through this DSLAM project, NCS will assist SingTel to expand its broadband network infrastructure which provides high speed Internet services for both home and corporate customers.  This further enhances SingTel’s position as the leader in the broadband market in Singapore.”

Ms. Tang Qibing, Chief Executive of Huawei International Fixed-network Department, expressed, “Huawei is committed to providing high-quality and cost-effective solutions. Moreover, we are closely working with customers and partners.  We believe these relationships are important for improvement of the broadband network benefits, especially for supplying customised value-added solutions, such as triple-play solution.”

Huawei is a top DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) vendor.  According to RHK (Ryan Hankin Kent Inc.) report, by the end of 2004Q1, the shipment of ADSL2+ from Huawei has been ranked No.1 in the global market, and the ADSL shipment has been ranked No.2 in the world.  A key feature of the DSLAM model MA5100 is the provision of both Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Internet Protocol (IP) up-link interfaces.  This gives operators a choice of ATM or IP interfaces, allowing greater flexibility in the design of their network.  Seamless connections are made available between ATM and IP network.  Huawei is also the top vendor in the IP-DSLAM and MSAN/IMAP field. 

About SingTel

SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world.  Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond. 

With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that include voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms.

To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 32 offices in 16 countries and territories throughout the Asia Pacific, in Europe and the USA. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.

The Group also has major investments in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 56 million customers in six markets.

SingTel employs more than 19,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$12.0 billion (US$7.17 billion) and net profit after tax of S$4.49 billion (US$2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2004.  More information can be found @ and

About Huawei Technologies

Incorporated in 1988 and headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Huawei Technologies ( is a private high-tech enterprise fully owned by its employees. Huawei specializes in the research and development (R&D), production and marketing of telecommunications equipment, providing customized network solutions for telecom carriers in fixed, mobile, optical network and data communications network. Sales in 2003 were 3.06 billion US dollars.

Huawei products have been put into wide applications in over 40 countries including Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Egypt, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea. Among Huawei's 22,000 employees, 10,000 more are engaged in R&D. Each year Huawei invests no less than 10 percent of its revenues into R&D.                    

About NCS Communications Engineering Pte. Ltd.

NCS Communications Engineering Pte. Ltd. (NCS Comms Engg), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCS Pte. Ltd, is a leading provider of infrastructure, communications and engineering solutions and services.  It is highly regarded as a leader in airport management, enterprise infrastructure integration and management, as well as carrier-class infrastructure implementation.  NCS Comms Engg provides consulting, development and integration, managed services, and training to support end-to-end technology life-cycle needs of customers.  Its portfolio of solutions includes airport systems, audio-visual and conferencing solutions, data network and transmission solutions, network and security solutions, and wired and wireless technologies.  Its key customers span industries such as education, banking and finance, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, property development, telecommunications, transportation and the public sector.  It is well positioned to engage in long-term partnerships to create value for its customers. 

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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.