Thursday, March 23, 2023

TM renews agreement with 4 state-backed companies for fibre connectivity

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) recently renewed its Partnership Agreement separately with four (4) state-backed companies (SBCs) for the provision of fibre connectivity services to network operators residing in telecommunication tower facilities owned by the SBCs.

(From left to right): Mejar (K) Dato’ Sukarno Sayuti, CEO of D’Harmoni Telco Infra Sdn Bhd (Johor), Dato’ Ramli Abd. Rahman, Managing Director, Perlis Comm Sdn Bhd, Rossman Omar, Vice President, Global & Wholesale, TM, Dr. Ahmad Kamal Zakaria, President, Persatuan Penyedia Perkhidmatan Infrastruktur Telekomunikasi (PPIT), Mohamed Asri Jaafar, Vice President, Global & Wholesale (G&W), TM, Iwan Che Wan Che Ismail, Managing Director of Perak Integrated Network Services Sdn Bhd (PINS) & Azrina Mohamad Aziz, COO Yiked Bina Sdn Bhd (Kedah).

The four SBCs are D’Harmoni Telco Infra Sdn Bhd (Johor), Perak Integrated Network Services Sdn Bhd (Perak), Perlis Comm Sdn Bhd (Perlis), and Yiked Bina Sdn Bhd (Kedah).

The agreements sealed are renewal to the initial collaborations that were inked back in 2009.

Under the renewed 5-year agreement, the involved parties will continue to leverage on their core competencies in providing backhaul connectivity and telecommunication tower facility services where TM will be connecting the towers with high-speed fibre optic network to support faster connection and higher network capacity.

“We are excited with the renewal of the agreement with the SBCs as it reflects the continued trust that the state-backed telecommunications tower operators have put in TM as the partner of choice to deliver connectivity services at their respective states. This collaboration will essentially avert unnecessary duplication of network infrastructures and strategically, will enable the SBCs to be operationally efficient.The collaboration will enable other network operators residing in those towers to utilise TM’s network to enhance their service offerings to the end customers, further strengthening TM’s position as a neutral wholesale service provider.” said Mohamad Rozaimy Abd. Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global & Wholesale, TM.

“This strategic partnership also supports TM’s plan of delivering Long Term Evolution (LTE) services by leveraging on SBCs towers nationwide and to benefits end customers, not only in terms of technology or device perspective, but also to support the needs for higher capacity and wider telecommunications service coverage for the benefit of the citizens as well as businesses operating at those states.” he added.

TM, the largest fixed line and fixed broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the country, claims that it is a neutral wholesale service provider committed to supporting the growth of telecommunications industry as well as is working hard towards delivering an enhanced service experience to end customers.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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