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IDA Leads Singapore Infocomm Companies to IT.COM 2000 in India

Visitors to IT.COM 2000, a mega IT exhibition to be held in Bangalore from 1 to 5 November, will get to learn about the exciting opportunities in Singapore's infocomm industry. From communications and e-commerce solutions to content and data hosting, to interconnectivity and the latest in telecommunications services, the innovative products and services of Singapore companies will be showcased at the Singapore Pavilion at IT.COM 2000.

Singapore, 24 October 2000 | For Immediate Release

Visitors to IT.COM 2000, a mega IT exhibition to be held in Bangalore from 1 to 5 November, will get to learn about the exciting opportunities in Singapore's infocomm industry. From communications and e-commerce solutions to content and data hosting, to interconnectivity and the latest in telecommunications services, the innovative products and services of Singapore companies will be showcased at the Singapore Pavilion at IT.COM 2000. With the theme "Singapore- Where the Digital Future is", the Singapore Pavilion is organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) with participation from 15 companies and three government agencies.

Singapore companies in the Pavilion include a mix of IT services providers, telecommunications players, and content and infrastructure providers (see Annex A for profile of the companies). Among the companies are key Singapore infocomm players like StarHub, UniG, National Computer Systems, Pacific Internet, Singapore Computer Systems, Singapore Network Services and i-One.Net International. Other companies like,,InformationTechnologyPark, JTC International,MediaManager,SingaporeExhibition Services will also showcase their products and services. All these companies aim to seek strategic alliances with Indian companies. Participating at this exhibition will give them the exposure as well as the opportunity to meet up with Indian companies of mutual interest.

"With Singapore's participation in a premier exhibition like IT.COM 2000, we hope to create opportunities for Singapore companies to build a more in-depth understanding with their Indian counterparts. There are vast synergies to be tapped in both countries. India, with its vibrant IT industry, its R&D capabilities and highly skilled infocomm professionals offer tremendous opportunities for business cooperation, " said Dr Kaizad Heerjee, Assistant Chief Executive, Online Development at the IDA.

"Singapore with its well-built infocomm infrastructure, a compact and infocomm savvy population and highly skilled workforce, is an excellent testbed for new services and applications. Our advanced telecommunications infrastructure coupled with a world-class transport and financial infrastructure makes us ideal partners in building our infocomm capabilities and businesses in the Asia Pacific region," added Dr Heerjee.

Joining IDA at IT.COM 2000 are three government agencies - Contact Singapore, National Science and Technology Board, and Singapore Trade Development Board (see Annex A for profile of the agencies). These agencies are also keen to explore working with relevant parties in India, in the areas of manpower, technopreneurship and trade.

Also taking place in India is the inaugural meeting by the India-Singapore Taskforce for Information and Communications Technology, which will be attended by a delegation of MCIT and IDA officials together with industry representatives. The Task Force was formed after the signing of the ICT Memorandum of Understanding between India and Singapore on 30 March 2000 to promote closer co-operation and exchange of information as well as to foster business partnership. The Task Force is co-chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Singapore, Mr Alan Chan Heng Loon and the Secretary of the Ministry of Information Technology of India, Mr P.V. Jayakrishnan.

In addition, while in India, the Singapore companies will also seek to meet up with Indian companies in Chennai and Bangalore to explore other areas of co-operation.


About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is a dynamic organisation with an integrated perspective to developing, promoting and regulating info-communications in Singapore. In the fast-changing and converging spheres of telecommunications, information and media technologies, IDA will be the catalyst for change and growth in Singapore's evolution into a vibrant global info-communications technology centre. For more information, visit

About IT.COM 2000

IT.COM is an annual IT exhibition organised by the Electronics City Industries' Association and hosted by the State Government of Karnataka. The theme of this year's show is "Five Days of Future". There will be 11 focused pavilion that will touch upon every aspects of IT. The show attracted over 40,000 business visitors worldwide last year and brought together 250 exhibitors. Besides Singapore, the show this year will also see participants from United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Korea. More information can be found at

For media clarifications, please contact:

Miss Tan Gim Lay
Manager, Corporate Communication
Infocomm Development Authority ofSingapore
Tel: (65) 6211 0209
Fax: (65) 6211 2227

Ms Khong Su-Vie
Public Relations Executive
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
Tel: (65) 6375 2519
Fax: (65) 6375 7000

Annex A: Profile of Participating Companies and Government Agencies

A) Companies ( operates a web recruitment platform for jobs in the Information, Communication and Technology space. It covers jobs across a wide variety of professional areas and skill sets - ranging from e-commerce developers, IT Managers, Pre-Sales Consultants, WAP Programmers, Network / Systems Engineers as well as Finance, Marketing professionals in this space. (
growasia is Asia's most comprehensive website for corporate transactions. It is dedicated to the interactive sale, purchase and development of Asian corporate assets. Buy a business, sell a business, build a business. Explore a world of opportunities of

Information Technology Park Ltd (
International Tech Park is a premier development built to international standards with state-of-the-art infrastructure and a professional facility management team. The Park offers a one-stop solution for companies to operate in a hassle free environment.

i-One.Net International Ltd (
i-One.Net is a total communications solutions provider listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. Evolving from time-sensitive financial printing, the Group's activities now include multimedia presentations, web publishing, video conferencing integration, web casting, project development and nationwide kiosk network.

JTC International Group (
As Asia's leading developer and consultant of business parks & facilities, JTC International understands the intricacies of each local operating environment in the region. We offer you a range of value-added solutions that facilitate quick, hassle-free and effective start-up in a foreign environment.

MediaManager Pte Ltd (
MediaManager conceptualises, develops, manages and delivers multimedia content for various electronic media. We are a specialist in developing and aggregating lifestyle content. Combined with a highly skilled and creative in-house production team, as well as broadcast capabilities, MediaManager looks to servicing businesses and consumers throughout the region and the world.

National Computer Systems (
NCS is represented in India by its wholly owned subsidiary NCSI India PteLtd. The office was established in April 1999. The office represents the full range of services inIndia, ranging from application development to full-scale system integration, facilities management, hosting and outsourcing and e-commerce solutions.

Pacific Internet (India) Pte Ltd (
Pacific Internet, voted as Singapore's Best Internet Service Provider in 1997, 1998 and 1999, by the readers of ComputerWorld has been providing commercial Internet services since1995. Pacific Internet is now the only Internet Service Provider in Singapore to go regional, with offices in Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, and India.

Singapore Computer Systems Ltd (
Singapore Computer Systems Limited (SCS) is a premier IT services provider in the Asia Pacific region, with key competencies in IT Consulting, Systems Integration, Outsourcing, Networking, E-Commerce and R&D/ Product Development. SCS operates from nine countries worldwide and has more than 1,900 employees.

Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (
The Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") is the only Exchange in Singapore that lists and trades securities products - which include equities, options, warrants, bonds, debentures, loan stocks and depository receipts. And these products are traded on 5 markets operated by SGX-ST : the Mainboard, SESDAQ, CLOB International, Bonds and Stock Options.

Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd (
SES is the organiser of CommunicAsia,Asia's largest Communications and IT exhibition and conference. Since its inception in 1979, CommunicAsia has become Asia's largest IT and Communication Event. At its last event in June 2000, there were 2108 participants, occupying a massive 68,350 SqM, and attracted 46,426 trade visitors. CommunicAsia2001 is set to return as an even BIGGER and BETTER show than ever.

Singapore Network Services Pte Ltd (
SNS is a leading Application Service Provider inSingaporeand Asia Pacific that offers e-commerce solutions in key sectors such as trade & logistics and supply chain management, healthcare and legal law. With more than a decade of industry expertise, we are valued by our clients who need fast time-to-impact applications. We are also industry leaders in creating and maintaining a trade and logistics tracking system for governmental bodies. Our vast experience and extensive R&D have resulted in the development of a range of networking products to provide a one-stop total solution for communication.

StarHub Pte Ltd (
StarHub is Singapore's new info-communications company providing both fixed and mobile telecommunications services in the newly liberalised telecommunications market. It offers a wide range of innovative core telecom services, mobile, multimedia, Internet and Global Managed Network solutions to both corporate and residential customers. StarHub will showcase its Internet Exchange offerings at IT.COM2000.

UniG Pte Ltd (
UniG, "Universal Gateway to e-real estate" harnesses the power of the Internet to buildAsia's dominant and premier e-infrastructure to interconnect communities in the real estate space. UniG enhances connectivity, convenience, commerce and learning for the communities within the network.

B) Government Agencies

Contact Singapore (
Contact Singapore is an one-stop information and resource centre for those interested in pursuing career and educational opportunities in Singapore. With offices located around the world in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Perth, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, Contact Singapore provides a wide range of services and information on studying, working and living in Singapore.

National Science and Technology Board (
The National Science & Technology Board (NSTB) is the lead government agency providing focus and direction to Singapore's technopreneurship drive and is spearheading the nation's capability development. The Singapore National Science and Technology Board is the perfect partner for technopreneurs, investors and other professional service providers in Singapore. The NSTB aims to create a haven for technopreneurial talents, and turn Singapore into the technology hub for the 21st Century.

Singapore Trade Development Board (
The Singapore Trade Development Board is the national trade promotion agency responsible for propelling Singapore into the international trading arena, safeguarding Singapore's economic interests and marketing Singapore's products and services around the world.