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Huawei and Nucleus Connect Successfully Host Inaugural Next Gen NBN Summit in Singapore


Singapore, 16 June 2010 - Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, and Nucleus Connect Pte. Ltd. (Nucleus Connect), Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) Operating Company (OpCo) today successfully hosted the inaugural Next Gen NBN Summit in Singapore, which attracted over 200 attendees from 100 operators and industry players worldwide.


Themed “To Enrich Life through the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network”, the one-day summit was jointly organised by Nucleus Connect and Huawei in response to rising interests in Next Gen NBN’s deployment and operation worldwide. Nucleus Connect is the official Next Gen NBN operating company appointed by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore to build, design and operate the active infrastructure of the Next Gen NBN in Singapore.


At the summit, Mr. David Storrie said, “We have put in a world-class infrastructure that will be able to meet any future surge in the demand for bandwidth services within Singapore for a long time. The commercial roll out of the Next Gen NBN enabled by Nucleus Connect will play a significant role in fulfilling Singapore's vision of transforming the nation into a truly networked knowledge-based society by 2015.’’


On 6 May 2010, Nucleus Connect also launched its two Central Offices, which house highly advanced optical network equipment that will empower the Next Gen NBN based on Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) and Optical Ethernet (OE) access technologies. Strategically located at the East and North of Singapore at Tai Seng Drive and Yishun, respectively, they also house a state of the art Operations and Business support (OSS/BSS) system that will function as the heartbeat of the Next Gen NBN.


The launch of Nucleus Connect’s Central Offices underscores its commitment to enable RSPs to develop their service offerings more quickly, so that they are able to offer a wide range of services to the end-users from the second half of this year. For a start, colocation, patching and interoperability testing services are now made immediately available to the prospective RSPs.


In his opening speech, Huawei Global Marketing Vice President Mr. Kevin Zhang said national broadband initiatives were booming across the globe and will transform the telecom landscape, opening up opportunities in both developed and emerging markets. "A national broadband initiative must satisfy bandwidth-hungry applications, such as video conferencing, home surveillance, streaming video, and HDTV. Based on similar projects around the world, Huawei’s research indicates that 30 to 100Mbps is the inevitable short-term minimum range. Singapore’s iN2015 project, for example, requires 100Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink speeds in 2010," said Mr Zhang.


Mr. Zhang also stated that public and private sector collaboration is essential for national broadband success, given the variety of stakeholders that span government, operators, vendors, and service providers. “Network planning, implementation, and operation require a complete and mature eco-system. Experience indicates that operators with the strong backing of a partner vendor are a major force in implementing the national broadband initiative, by helping governments draft blueprints, investing in line with government policy, maintaining networks, and delivering services," he added.





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About Nucleus Connect Pte. Ltd.

Incorporated on 14 April 2009, Nucleus Connect is responsible for designing, building and operating the active infrastructure of Singapore's Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN). Nucleus Connect will offer comprehensive and flexible services that will help Retail Service Providers select and deliver broadband connectivity services to their target markets quickly and seamlessly, bringing a more enriching experience to the end-users. Visit for more information.


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Thong Poh Wah
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Huawei Technologies
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