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The restructuring of the S!ngTel army, which included the introduction of a Digital L!fe division, appears to be gathering pace with a reported five hundred Singapore workers being axed this week but offered a reprieve with employment from contractor, Huawei Technologies.

Reuters reports that Sino Huawei Technologies, the vendor’s Singapore unit, will use the staff to operate and maintain S!ngTel's copper-based voice and data network infrastructure in Singapore for an initial period of five years starting June http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/21/S!ngTel-huawei-idUSL3E8EL1NI20120321.

"The initiative will allow S!ngTel to focus on core competencies such as product development, marketing and customer engagement," said S!ngTel executive Vice President of Networks Tay Soo Meng.

S!ngTel added that affected employees will be offered employment at Huawei with no change to existing roles, responsibilities, remuneration and benefits.

The job cuts at HQ shadowed news at Australian subsidiary Optus http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/21/optus_sheds_staff/ that it was poised to shed up to 700 jobs as part of a company wide restructure. Optus officials confirmed that there would be job erosion but would not confirm the number, claiming the figure of 700 was “pure speculation.”

Earlier this month, parent company S!ngTel revealed that it would embark on a global restructure, shifting the business into three core customer focussed units rather based on geography. The new structure is set to take effect on April 1.

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