StarHub has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's largest mobile operator, China Mobile International Limited (CMI). Both companies will collaborate on five key areas: device, data business, mobile business, network & innovation, and Internet of Things.
CMI acts as the principal party being supported by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) to collaborate with StarHub.
CMI also owns diverse network resources to meet the increasing demands of domestic and overseas interconnections for signaling, data roaming and international broadband services. A global wifi hub for sharing wifi network resources is also in its development phase.
Tan Tong Hai, CEO of StarHub said during the address, "Today's signing marks an important milestone for StarHub, as we partner the world's biggest mobile operator. This is our first step in a long journey that we know will be fruitful for all: China Mobile, StarHub, and our customers."
"We will work closely with China Mobile to give our Mobile customers a seamless cross border user experience. As part of this partnership, we will also look into other areas of collaborations such a data analytics, content, cyber security and Internet of Things," he continued.
The agreement was signed at CMI headquarters in Hong Kong.