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O&M brings Singtel's mobile network to the forefront with extreme video campaign

5 May, 2016


SINGAPORE — Singtel and Ogilvy & Mather today released a film, Data ExStream, which demonstrates the speed, coverage, reliability and low latency of the Singtel mobile network by putting it to three extreme tests in real-world conditions.

Conceptualized by O&M Singapore to make the typically invisible network visible, this is the first time that a local telecommunications network has been tested in such a unique manner.

Melvyn Lim, Executive Creative Director, OgilvyOne Singapore, said, “To demonstrate how Singtel is connecting people through technology, we wanted to show - rather than tell - how its speed and responsiveness can add value to people’s lives. After analyzing all the data, we asked ourselves a question: Could Singtel’s network really be good enough to replace our eyes? The answer from all three extreme tests was a resounding yes.”

To test this hypothesis, O&M filmed a series of extreme challenges conducted across Singapore to test Singtel’s tri-band 4G+ network. The challenges included Singapore’s world champion fencing star, Lau Ywen, battling through a precarious obstacle course, a rooftop game of whack-a-mole and a series of precision driving stunts performed by two renowned drivers.

Goggles were fitted and customized with two Samsung Galaxy Note 5s - the first device streamed real-time video footage of the challenger’s environments via Singtel’s tri-band 4G+ network and relayed to the second, which served as the challenger’s eyes. Transmission of the images had to be instantaneous for each challenger to accomplish their extreme task. The success of the challenges hinged on the overall performance of the Singtel mobile network: low latency, high speed, data capacity, and far-reaching coverage. The Singtel network delivered on all accounts and the challengers accomplished their tasks without a hitch.

Si Cheng Choon, Vice President, Mobile Core Engineering, Networks, Singtel said, “We’ve been excited about this experiment from the start. It brings invisible radio technology to life as our network was tested in real time. A second or two slower and none of the challenges would have been accomplished. This means that our engineers’ continuous effort to upgrade and optimize the network has paid off. And this is the very same network which we bring to our customers every day.”

In another first, a 360° display banner will be launched on Yahoo! as part of the campaign launch that spans across YouTube and Facebook.
View the film at

Project title: Singtel Data ExStream
Client: Singtel
Creative Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Singapore
Executive Creative Director: Melvyn Lim
Account Management: Mark Teal, Edmund Quah
Planning Director: Adil Ismeer
Senior Art Director: Yong Ping Loo
Senior Copywriter: Augustus Sung
Agency Producer: Danli Lok
Production House: The Prosecution Film Company
Director: RosleeYusof
Exposure: Film, digital, social media
Media planning and buying: Havas Media

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Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network in 2012, 2013 and 2016. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on

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Ogilvy & Mather Singapore
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