Saturday, November 25, 2017

Singtel, Microsoft forge cloud partnership

Telecommunications provider makes Office 365 part of its consumer packages to drive on-the-go cloud applications.

Singapore-based Singtel has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to offer Office 365 to Singtel consumer customers.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite featuring Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, as well as OneDrive cloud storage.

With the availability of Office apps on Windows and Android tablets and phones, as well as iPads and iPhones, users can use the Office suite on-the-go, with the ability to access, view and edit files seamlessly, wherever they are.

By partnering with Microsoft, Singtel will offer the product as part of fibre broadband and postpaid mobile services.

Customers will be able to choose between Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal plans.

Singtel claims users will save as much as 30%, or $46.80 per year, compared to the product’s regular online price.

Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO consumer Singapore, Singtel said: “This collaboration marks a new milestone for Singtel. We are excited to be the first telco in Asia to provide Consumer customers the best value for Office 365 applications.

“With this new offering, customers will also enjoy ease of payment and enhanced productivity. We will continue to engage different partners to offer solutions that are suitable for our customers’ digital lifestyles, whether for work or play.”

Kevin Wo, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore, said: “We are pleased that Microsoft and Singtel have come together to offer the best-in-class productivity suite to Singtel Consumer customers. In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world, constant connectivity and productivity is becoming more important for people in Singapore, and Office 365 is designed to meet that need.

“Whether they are at home, at their favourite café, or simply moving around and about, Singtel customers can now have easy access to all the features and functionalities of the Office they know and trust, and empower their personal productivity wherever they are.”