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Singapore Telecom To Launch Internet Fax System

Singapore Telecom (SingTel) will launch an Internet-based fax system in the island republic. The service, FaxPlus Connect, will link e-mail and faxing over an IP-based network.

Ken Tan, director of value added services at Singapore Telecom, said the company plans to offer this service to overseas customers.

"We are already having discussions with many telecommunication service providers in Hong Kong and other Asian countries," he said, adding the service will be launched upon the final nod from the Government.

The SingTel service, developed by NetCentric, will allow customers to consolidate their facsimile and data operations. Company officials said FaxPlus Connect is designed to be integrated into a network's operational infrastructure.

"Customers, whose networks can be easily linked to our system, will be able to automate their faxing process," said Tan. "They would not have to set up and maintain fax servers, thus reducing investments in hardware and network costs."