– Leads Singapore Internet Service Providers to launch 2Gbps fiber broadband residential plan

– ViewQwest offers fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore

SINGAPORE, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ViewQwest, Singapore’s premium boutique Internet Service Provider, today announced the commercial availability of 2Gbps fiber broadband — the first in the world outside of Japan, and the fastest residential Internet connectivity in Singapore.

A trial of the 2Gbps fiber broadband implementation was held from November 2014 with a select group of 50 customers. Based on the trial feedback, ViewQwest developed a methodology to provision the 2Gbps fiber broadband service to customers with different setups, enabling customers to plug-and-play their routers and devices without needing to worry about configurations.

"Consumers are increasingly using their home networks for higher bandwidth activities — from downloading large files to streaming TV shows to even running their own businesses from home. We hear them, we understand how they use the Internet, and we want to offer them the fastest residential Internet connectivity available in the world. I am proud that my team has developed a plug-and-play methodology, enabling us to scale from our limited trials to being able to offer 2Gbps to all consumers in Singapore," said Vignesa Moorthy, CEO, ViewQwest.

New 2Gbps fiber broadband price plans

The new ViewQwest 2Gbps Fibernet broadband bundle is available in single network and multi-network options.

Bundles continue to include ViewQwest’s Freedom VPN, which opens up a world of home entertainment, allowing consumers access to geo-restricted international streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, PPTV, Viki, BBC iPlayer, ITV and Tonton.

Also included in the bundles are free gifts such as ViewQwest TV, an Android-based media player that connects the TV to the Internet, and add-ons like OneVoice, a residential fixed line that gives you free unlimited incoming and outgoing local calls.

Consumers can now choose ViewQwest Fibernet broadband bundles that offer faster Internet speeds and incredible home entertainment value at more competitive prices than before.

The new ViewQwest Fibernet broadband bundles are:

  • ViewQwest 2Gbps Fibernet Bundle, Single Network — $89.95 per month
    • This is the default package
    • Provides the incredible power of 2Gbps bandwidth to the household
    • Perfect for households that have multiple devices with high bandwidth usage
    • Makes sharing of files/pictures/videos between your home’s devices simple and easy
    • Seamless and easy setup
    • Comes with:
      • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
      • Free ViewQwest TV
      • Free modem/ router rental
      • Optional OneVoice residential phone line
  • ViewQwest 2Gbps Fibernet Bundle, Multi-Network — $99.95 per month
    • Provides the incredible power of 2Gbps bandwidth to the household
    • Allows users to setup two networks within their household, giving the user greater control over their home’s internet setup, for example:
      • First network dedicated to high bandwidth tasks such as gaming or data transfer, while second network is kept uncongested and free for daily tasks (surfing, streaming TV shows, etc)
      • First network dedicated to critical work or business for the home office, while second network is available for daily tasks (surfing, streaming TV shows, gaming, etc)
    • Each network will not interfere with the other, giving users greater security and stability
    • Easily setup networks in different parts of the house for extended Wi-Fi coverage
    • Highly tech-savvy users can use enterprise-grade routing equipment to combine these two networks into a single 2Gbps connection for one PC
    • Comes with:
      • 3 Months Free Freedom VPN
      • Free ViewQwest TV
      • Free modem rental
      • Optional OneVoice residential phone line

All existing 1Gbps ViewQwest subscribers can re-contract free of charge to either of the 2Gbps plans. The 2Gbps plans will be publicly available from 16 March 2015.

In addition to the abovementioned 2Gbps bundles, ViewQwest continues to offer the existing Freedom VPN 600Mbps Bundle at $65 per month.

Members of the public can sign up for all ViewQwest plans via the ViewQwest website (www.viewqwest.com), the ViewQwest experiential booth at Sim Lim Square Level 1 and ViewQwest authorised resellers.

IT Show promotions

Consumers will be able sign up and try first-hand the possibilities of 2Gbps fiber broadband at the ViewQwest Booth at the IT Show, from 19 to 22 March 2015, at Suntec Convention Centre, level 4.

ViewQwest promotions for IT Show 2015:

  • New subscribers to the Freedom VPN 600Mbps Bundle will receive as free speedboost to 1Gbps for six months
  • New subscribers to ViewQwest plans can also choose one of the following:
    • Free Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet (8GB), or
    • Free ASUS RT-AC56S router, or
    • Xbox One with Kinect Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle, with a top-up of $599*

*Promotion valid until 31 March 2015, or while stocks last

About ViewQwest

ViewQwest is a Singapore Internet Service Provider (ISP) established in 2001 with a commercial and residential client base. Our core mission is to deliver an unparalleled service to each and every customer, and we have an unwavering commitment to deliver on our promises. As a Facilities Based Operator (FBO), we own cable systems between Singapore and Malaysia, as well as our own undersea cable between Singapore and Indonesia. ViewQwest challenges accepted norms and has a history of innovation over the past decade. We introduced services such as Freedom VPN to allow users to unblock popular streaming websites in select regions, established Points-of-Presence (PoP) in New York and Los Angeles for better connectivity to USA, and was the first Singaporean ISP to employ Latency Based Routing technology.

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