Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has signed an agreement with Level 3 Communications, an American based company that provides global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers.
[Rozaimy Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global & Wholesale, TM (right) exchanging documents with Gary Breauninger, Group Vice President of Wholesale Sales, Level 3 (left), signifying the collaboration between both companies for Internet localisation services.]
The collaboration will provide Internet localisation services, which will enable TM to locally cache high demand contents on its network which will further enhance Internet connectivity, network efficiency, reliability and security.
TM’s Enterprise and Consumers customers will get to access online contents via Level 3’s Internet Localisation service that further improves Internet connectivity and network efficiency. Level 3’s Internet Localisation service combines the company’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) with deep edge caching and high-speed IP to efficiently route traffic to TM’s network.
Level 3’s caching servers are hosted at TM’s Data Centre, managed by its subsidiary VADS Berhad (VADS). To date, VADS has a total of 15 Data Centres, most of it located in Malaysia and one in Hong Kong.
In terms of content localisation, TM has been partnering with several other CDN providers and content owners which include Google and Facebook, to have their caching servers to be located on TM’s network.
TM said that the collaboration is in line with TM’s aspiration of becoming an Information Exchange and the region’s hub for data communications.
“Malaysia is a growing market and our customers are increasingly demanding for high-performing Internet services to support both business and personal needs. As such, working with Level 3 will definitely help to enhance TM’s customers’ surfing experience and also a cost saving prospect in reducing TM’s usage of international capacity,” said Rozaimy Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global & Wholesale, TM.
Also commenting on the collaboration, Gary Breauninger, Level 3’s Group Vice President of Wholesale Sales, said, “The rapidly increasing consumption of high-bandwidth content is changing the Internet landscape and altering the way communications providers configure and manage their network infrastructure. By leveraging the global reach of the Level 3 network to deliver content closer to high-demand population centers, we are able to dramatically improve content access and provide a richer Internet experience.”
TM did not reveal on how much it invested as part of the collaboration with Level 3.