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StarHub, M1 may bid for fibre broadband installation contract

Published on Jun 9, 2014 7:31 AM
Contractors from OpenNet installing the fibre broadband network in the Tampines estate in 2012. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Moves are being made to speed up the installation of fibre broadband for businesses, with possibly StarHub or M1 chipping in to help after OpenNet came under fire for persistent delays.

The fibre broadband network builder last month called for a tender for contractors to help install fibre links in a bid to clear a backlog of unfulfilled business orders.

Confirming the tender, OpenNet said the contracts will be for one year, for a start. "If the results are good, we will look forward to extending this arrangement," said Mr Daniel Ho, OpenNet's director for business development and communications.

Mr Ho would not disclose the value of the tender, which closes in mid-June, citing confidentiality reasons. Sources, however, told The Straits Times the contract could be worth up to $3 million.

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