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SINGTEL OVERVIEW In 1879, 3 years after Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone invention, Mr Bennet Pell started a private telephone exchange in Singapore that had 50 lines and made Singapore one of the first cities in the East to have telephone service. Singapore Telecommunications Limited was formerly known as Telecom equipment and is singapore largest telecommunications company. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singtel) Last Updated: May 13, 2008 01:14 EDT SingTel was incorporated in March 1992 and became a public company in October 1993. In Singapore, SingTel has had more than 128 years of operating experience and has played an integral part in the development of the city as a major communications hub in the region. In Australia, Optus serves more than six million customers. It has driven the competition as the challenger brand and led the way in technological innovations and breakthroughs. Over the years, SingTel has grown to be a global player with a strong regional heritage. With one of the most extensive and advanced telecommunications infrastructure, the Group offers unparalleled reach in Asia and beyond. SingTel's highly developed international network provides direct connections from Singapore to more than 100 countries. It is a major investor in many of the world's most sophisticated submarine cable and satellite systems. The Group is the second largest satellite operator in the Asia Pacific. The Group's other major investments in the region include Advanced Info Service (AIS) in Thailand, the Bharti Telecom Group in India, Globe Telecom in the Philippines, Pacific Bangladesh Telecom (PBTL) in Bangladesh, Telkomsel in Indonesia and Warid Telecom in Pakistan. Together, the Group has around 172 million mobile customers in eight markets. This is the largest multi-market mobile customer base in Asia outside of China. SingTel employs about 19,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$13.15 billion (US$8.41 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.78 billion (US$2.42 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2007. (http://home.singtel.com/about_singtel/) It was listed on the Singapore Exchange in November 1993 and on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2001. In May 1993, SingTel set up its first overseas office in New York City. SingTel’s group revenue cross the S$10 billion mark in March 2003 and by 2004, SingTel has become the largest company listed on the Singapore Exchange with a market capitalisation of around S$40 billion (or US$24 billion at the exchange rate in May 2004). SINGTEL SERVICES Singtel as a communicaton group offers a wide range of products & services in this industry, from individual to organization level.
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