02 Apr '11, 4am

OpenNet admits damage to StarHub's cables

SINGAPORE - Following Singapore telecommunications company StarHub's claims that OpenNet has damaged its cables while laying out fibre optic cables for Singapore's Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN), the company has admitted that damage has indeed taken place. In a reply to MediaCorp on Friday, OpenNet said that, while rolling out the nationwide infrastructure, it has encountered a "handful of cases whereby incidental damages took place during installation by OpenNet's contractors". In an investigation carried out jointly by both companies at one StarHub customer's house on Friday, it was found that, instead of installing its own trunking, OpenNet had jammed its fibre optic cable into StarHub's trunking, damaging the telco's cable in the process. This inadvertently caused television services to the home to be affected. StarHub was still reviewing its lega...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110402-0000599/Op...

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