StarHub Joins Asia Global Crossing-STT Alliance to Form StarHub Crossing

- Joint venture will bring competitive choice and alternative

international connectivity to Singapore



- Singapore through StarHub Crossing will be seamlessly linked with more

than 200 cities worldwide via the Asia Global Crossing and Global

Crossing network



- StarHub and STT commit to significant capacity purchase on Asia Global

Crossing systems



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Asia Global Crossing

    SINGAPORE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Global Crossing announced today
 the formation of StarHub Crossing, a joint venture with StarHub and its parent
 Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) that will establish a terrestrial
 network within Singapore to connect with Asia Global Crossing's pan-Asian East
 Asia Crossing subsea system.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/ASIALOGO )
     Asia Global Crossing holds 50 percent of the venture with the remaining
 50 percent held by StarHub and STT.  As part of the agreement, StarHub and STT
 commit to a significant capacity purchase from Asia Global Crossing.  STT and
 its affiliates will use StarHub Crossing and Asia Global Crossing as their
 preferred network providers.
     By leveraging StarHub's existing broadband terrestrial network, StarHub
 Crossing will initially focus on the construction of a backhaul network and
 telehouse within Singapore that will connect with Asia Global Crossing's East
 Asia Crossing to bring carriers, Internet Service Providers, and multinational
 corporate customers in Singapore additional international capacity and
 seamless access to more than 200 business centers via the worldwide Global
 Crossing Network.
     Upon completion, East Asia Crossing, will be the first truly pan-Asian
 system, linking Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, the Philippines,
 Malaysia, and, as regulations permit, China, on one seamless network.  It is
 expected to land here at the end of the year.
     For StarHub, this new joint venture is expected to further accelerate
 growth in its International and Wholesale segment, which provides
 telecommunications infrastructure, facilities and services to other local
 operators.  The venture facilitates Asia Global Crossing's ability to offer
 customers city-to-city, not just shore-to-shore connectivity.  StarHub
 Crossing will provide capacity products such as IRUs and IPLCs to customers at
 competitive prices.
     "The formation of StarHub Crossing marks a significant advance in Asia
 Global Crossing's business plan of partnering with the leading companies in
 each of the countries East Asia Crossing connects," said Mr. Anthony Christie,
 Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Asia Global Crossing.
 "StarHub Crossing gives customers competitive choice and new alternatives for
 international connectivity to Singapore.  Through our partnership with StarHub
 and STT, Singapore will seamlessly link to 200 cities in 27 countries in the
 world."
     "StarHub's partnership with Asia Global Crossing marks another significant
 milestone for us as we deliver on our promise to bring competitive, high
 quality infocomms services to Singapore.  We have now extended StarHub's own
 domestic optic fiber cable to over 500 commercial buildings in Singapore.  The
 relationship with Asia Global Crossing will serve to rapidly expand StarHub's
 global network platform, offering secure, high performance connectivity to
 StarHub's customers form their desktop in Singapore to major cities around the
 world," Mr. Terry Clontz, President and Chief Executive Officer of StarHub
 said.
 
     About StarHub
     StarHub is a Singapore operator for both fixed and mobile
 telecommunications services.  StarHub is positioning itself to offer customers
 in Singapore a comprehensive info-communications package for all their
 communications requirements including fixed and mobile phone to Internet
 services.
     StarHub aims to be the leading innovator of info-communications solutions,
 enhancing customer choices and their quality of life.  It has built a new
 generation, integrated broadband info-communications network that is
 principally fiber-based.  This new network infrastructure in Singapore has the
 capability to provide true fixed and mobile converged services on an
 integrated platform offering customers access to the latest communications
 solutions.
     More information on StarHub can be found on http://www.starhub.com.sg
 
     About Singapore Technologies Telemedia
     Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) is a leading "New World" global
 info-communications service provider.  It offers a wide suite of services
 through various subsidiaries and associates.  These services include fixed and
 mobile telephony (StarHub), e-commerce solutions and services (stt.com),
 paging (ST SunPage), mobile data communications (ST Mobile Data), digital
 mobile communications network (ST Advanced Radio), satellite services
 (through ST Teleport), cable television (Singapore Cable Vision), distribution
 of telecommunications equipment (TeleChoice International) and research
 facility for IT and telecommunications companies (TeleTech Park).  Through STT
 International, the company has established a strong presence in China.  Its
 China GSM network covers major cities in Szechuan province and has about
 52,000 subscribers to date.  STT's nationwide paging network, a joint venture
 with China Unicom, covers 21 Chinese cities and boasts two million
 subscribers.  STT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies
 group, a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Singapore with interests
 in Engineering, Technology, Infrastructure & Logistics, Property and Finance.
 
     About Asia Global Crossing
     Asia Global Crossing (Nasdaq:   AGCX), a public company whose largest
 shareholders include Global Crossing (NYSE:   GX), Softbank
 (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 9984), and Microsoft (Nasdaq:   MSFT), provides the Asia
 Pacific region with a full range of integrated telecommunications and IP
 services.  Through a combination of undersea cables, terrestrial networks,
 city fiber rings and complex web hosting data centers, Asia Global Crossing is
 building one of the first truly pan-Asian networks, which, in combination with
 the worldwide Global Crossing Network, will provide the Asia Pacific region
 with seamless access to major business centers worldwide.  As part of its
 strategy to provide city-to-city connectivity, Asia Global Crossing partners
 with leading companies in each country it connects to provide backhaul
 networks.
 
     Statements made in this press release that state the Company's or
 management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future
 are forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements are subject
 to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the
 Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such
 forward-looking statements.  These risks, assumptions and uncertainties
 include: the ability to complete systems within currently estimated time
 frames and budgets; the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving
 and price competitive marketplace; changes in the nature of telecommunications
 regulation in the United States, Asia, and other countries and regions;
 changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly-acquired
 businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced
 from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  One is cautioned not to put undue reliance on such
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press
 release.  Asia Global Crossing expressly disclaims any obligation to update or
 alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
 future events or otherwise.
 
      FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
 
      STARHUB
      Press contact: Robin Tan (Singapore), 65 825 5166, robint@starhub.com.sg
 
      ASIA GLOBAL CROSSING
      Investor contact: Jensen Chow (Los Angeles CA), +1 310 385 5283,
      jensen.chow@asiaglobalcrossing.com
 
      Press contact: Madelyn Smith (Los Angeles CA), +1 310 385 3816,
      madelyn.smith@asiaglobalcrossing.com
 
      General information: www.asiaglobalcrossing.com
 
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SOURCE Asia Global Crossing
    SINGAPORE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Global Crossing announced today
 the formation of StarHub Crossing, a joint venture with StarHub and its parent
 Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) that will establish a terrestrial
 network within Singapore to connect with Asia Global Crossing's pan-Asian East
 Asia Crossing subsea system.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/ASIALOGO )
     Asia Global Crossing holds 50 percent of the venture with the remaining
 50 percent held by StarHub and STT.  As part of the agreement, StarHub and STT
 commit to a significant capacity purchase from Asia Global Crossing.  STT and
 its affiliates will use StarHub Crossing and Asia Global Crossing as their
 preferred network providers.
     By leveraging StarHub's existing broadband terrestrial network, StarHub
 Crossing will initially focus on the construction of a backhaul network and
 telehouse within Singapore that will connect with Asia Global Crossing's East
 Asia Crossing to bring carriers, Internet Service Providers, and multinational
 corporate customers in Singapore additional international capacity and
 seamless access to more than 200 business centers via the worldwide Global
 Crossing Network.
     Upon completion, East Asia Crossing, will be the first truly pan-Asian
 system, linking Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, the Philippines,
 Malaysia, and, as regulations permit, China, on one seamless network.  It is
 expected to land here at the end of the year.
     For StarHub, this new joint venture is expected to further accelerate
 growth in its International and Wholesale segment, which provides
 telecommunications infrastructure, facilities and services to other local
 operators.  The venture facilitates Asia Global Crossing's ability to offer
 customers city-to-city, not just shore-to-shore connectivity.  StarHub
 Crossing will provide capacity products such as IRUs and IPLCs to customers at
 competitive prices.
     "The formation of StarHub Crossing marks a significant advance in Asia
 Global Crossing's business plan of partnering with the leading companies in
 each of the countries East Asia Crossing connects," said Mr. Anthony Christie,
 Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Asia Global Crossing.
 "StarHub Crossing gives customers competitive choice and new alternatives for
 international connectivity to Singapore.  Through our partnership with StarHub
 and STT, Singapore will seamlessly link to 200 cities in 27 countries in the
 world."
     "StarHub's partnership with Asia Global Crossing marks another significant
 milestone for us as we deliver on our promise to bring competitive, high
 quality infocomms services to Singapore.  We have now extended StarHub's own
 domestic optic fiber cable to over 500 commercial buildings in Singapore.  The
 relationship with Asia Global Crossing will serve to rapidly expand StarHub's
 global network platform, offering secure, high performance connectivity to
 StarHub's customers form their desktop in Singapore to major cities around the
 world," Mr. Terry Clontz, President and Chief Executive Officer of StarHub
 said.
 
     About StarHub
     StarHub is a Singapore operator for both fixed and mobile
 telecommunications services.  StarHub is positioning itself to offer customers
 in Singapore a comprehensive info-communications package for all their
 communications requirements including fixed and mobile phone to Internet
 services.
     StarHub aims to be the leading innovator of info-communications solutions,
 enhancing customer choices and their quality of life.  It has built a new
 generation, integrated broadband info-communications network that is
 principally fiber-based.  This new network infrastructure in Singapore has the
 capability to provide true fixed and mobile converged services on an
 integrated platform offering customers access to the latest communications
 solutions.
     More information on StarHub can be found on http://www.starhub.com.sg
 
     About Singapore Technologies Telemedia
     Singapore Technologies Telemedia (STT) is a leading "New World" global
 info-communications service provider.  It offers a wide suite of services
 through various subsidiaries and associates.  These services include fixed and
 mobile telephony (StarHub), e-commerce solutions and services (stt.com),
 paging (ST SunPage), mobile data communications (ST Mobile Data), digital
 mobile communications network (ST Advanced Radio), satellite services
 (through ST Teleport), cable television (Singapore Cable Vision), distribution
 of telecommunications equipment (TeleChoice International) and research
 facility for IT and telecommunications companies (TeleTech Park).  Through STT
 International, the company has established a strong presence in China.  Its
 China GSM network covers major cities in Szechuan province and has about
 52,000 subscribers to date.  STT's nationwide paging network, a joint venture
 with China Unicom, covers 21 Chinese cities and boasts two million
 subscribers.  STT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies
 group, a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Singapore with interests
 in Engineering, Technology, Infrastructure & Logistics, Property and Finance.
 
     About Asia Global Crossing
     Asia Global Crossing (Nasdaq:   AGCX), a public company whose largest
 shareholders include Global Crossing (NYSE:   GX), Softbank
 (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 9984), and Microsoft (Nasdaq:   MSFT), provides the Asia
 Pacific region with a full range of integrated telecommunications and IP
 services.  Through a combination of undersea cables, terrestrial networks,
 city fiber rings and complex web hosting data centers, Asia Global Crossing is
 building one of the first truly pan-Asian networks, which, in combination with
 the worldwide Global Crossing Network, will provide the Asia Pacific region
 with seamless access to major business centers worldwide.  As part of its
 strategy to provide city-to-city connectivity, Asia Global Crossing partners
 with leading companies in each country it connects to provide backhaul
 networks.
 
     Statements made in this press release that state the Company's or
 management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future
 are forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements are subject
 to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the
 Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such
 forward-looking statements.  These risks, assumptions and uncertainties
 include: the ability to complete systems within currently estimated time
 frames and budgets; the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving
 and price competitive marketplace; changes in the nature of telecommunications
 regulation in the United States, Asia, and other countries and regions;
 changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly-acquired
 businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced
 from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  One is cautioned not to put undue reliance on such
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press
 release.  Asia Global Crossing expressly disclaims any obligation to update or
 alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
 future events or otherwise.
 
      FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
 
      STARHUB
      Press contact: Robin Tan (Singapore), 65 825 5166, robint@starhub.com.sg
 
      ASIA GLOBAL CROSSING
      Investor contact: Jensen Chow (Los Angeles CA), +1 310 385 5283,
      jensen.chow@asiaglobalcrossing.com
 
      Press contact: Madelyn Smith (Los Angeles CA), +1 310 385 3816,
      madelyn.smith@asiaglobalcrossing.com
 
      General information: www.asiaglobalcrossing.com
 
     To be added/removed from Asia Global Crossing's e-mail distribution,
 please visit:
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     To be added/removed from Asia Global Crossing's fax distribution, please
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