SuperInternet (S) Pte Ltd incorporated.
When the Telecommunications Authority of Singapore (TAS) liberalized the ISP
market in Singapore in late 1998, it was decided that the Asia-Pacific region
starting with Singapore would be part of Delphi Supernet’s expansion program.
SuperInternet (S) Pte Ltd was thus established in December 1998 with Anthony A.
McGarr, President of Delphi Supernet, and Benjamin T.P. Tan as Directors. The
plans for obtaining a TAS IASP License were however delayed when I.D. Internet
Direct subsequently acquired Delphi Supernet late in the 1st quarter of 1999.
SuperInternet then shifted focus and concentrated on the core competencies of
its staff – Network Engineering and Data Security. As it turned out, the market
was kind to the new start-up and work came in steadily.
SuperInternet becomes Cisco Authorized Reseller and Registered LECP
Consultant, mainly doing Consulting and Systems Integration.
By the 3rd Quarter of 1999, SuperInternet moves into its new premises in T.T.
International Tradepark, just next to the new International Business Park in
Jurong East. The new premises include a server room designed with the
requirements of future service offerings in mind. These include Internet
related services and network management.
Later in that same quarter, more staff members are recruited and SuperInternet
takes on the role of a Cisco Authorized Reseller, as well as becoming a
registered consultant under the NCB LECP scheme.
SuperInternet becomes Cisco Premier Certified Partner.
SuperInternet attains Cisco Systems' Premier Certified Partner status in the
most respected channel certification program in the networking industry. At
this time, Cisco launches the new Specialisation program for Premier Certified
Partners. SuperInternet opts for and successfully attains the more difficult
Incorporates SuperInternet ACCESS Pte Ltd. SBO(I) – IASP / IXP license
Due to the high proportion of engagements where WAN data communications are
also required, SuperInternet ACCESS Pte Ltd is incorporated as a wholly owned
subsidiary. In the same year, ACCESS makes a bid for and successfully obtains
an SBO(I) licence from the IDA for the provision of Internet Exchange Services
and Public Internet Access Services as well as the resale of Local Leased
Paid-up Capital $35,000
Turnover approx $400,000
SuperInternet becomes Intel Premier Provider. P&L finally in the black.
Paid-up Capital $146,000
Turnover just under $500,000
Time of growth
At this time, SuperInternet builds a new data centre at No. 2
International Business Park, and moves into their new premises. SuperInternet
also becomes a Microsoft Certified Partner. The combined group turnover for
FY’2002 is just under S$3.8mil of which more than 60% comes from government
contracts. The single largest network implementation undertaken by the group
thus far is a project for a Singapore government ministry amounting to
Paid-up Capital $350,000
Group Turnover $3.8mil
SuperInternet becomes an iPass provider
SuperInternet functions as the only Toll Free provider for iPass in Singapore.
iPass provides corporate staff to connect to their corporate network from
anywhere in the world via a secure and reliable dial-up, wi-fi hotspots, or
wired broadband connections
SuperInternet obtains Microsoft Service Provider license
SuperInternet becomes a reseller of hosted Microsoft services under
the XLInternet branding. This license provides flexibility, enabling
organisations to defer payment for software licenses and scale up or down with
immediate effect without financial penalty for either customer or service
Meeting the needs of service providers, the new licensing program has received
accolades from those who have been involved since its inception.
SuperInternet starts a hosted Cisco CallManager solution – IPTEL.net.sg
SuperInternet attains the "IP Communications" certification from Cisco. With
this certification, SuperInternet launches an innovative IP telephony offering
called IPTEL.NET.SG, based on Cisco CallManager. This solution is marketed as a
subscription based hosted service, thus allowing customers to adopt IP
telephony at a low-cost entry point. IPTEL.NET.SG acts as a solution for
companies who want the features of a high-end PABX but not the associated cost.
By outsourcing this component of the system to SuperInternet, customers are
left primarily with only the expense of the IP phones.
SuperInternet alliance with APC
With the increased volume of traffic across the networks within the
SuperInternet ACCESS data center, SuperInternet deploys the APC InfraStruXure
solution in early 2004 and is subsequently recognised as a reference site for
APC ISX deployment in Singapore.