Singtel buying U.S. cyber security firm Trustwave for $810 million

April 8, 2015 4:08 AM

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Singtel buying U.S. cyber security firm Trustwave for $810 million

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Telecommunications, Southeast Asia's largest telecommunications operator by revenue, is buying U.S.-based cyber-security firm Trustwave for $810 million, marking its biggest acquisition outside the main telecoms sector.

The deal comes as Singtel is moving away from being a pure-play telecoms company and pursues expansion in areas such as "digital life", which includes mobile video and digital advertising, and cyber security through partnerships with FireEye Inc and Akamai, among others.

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