Astro says Allo, expands its broadband services
By Digital News Asia April 30, 2020
- New and existing Allo customers to receive Astro’s bundled broadband & content offerings
- Astro to resell Allo packages; 50Mbps and 100Mbps speeds now with special price
There’s now a few extra reasons for Cyberjaya residents to get connected with Allo. The Cyberjaya-based ICT service provider has just gotten into a strategic partnership with Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, which will now see new and existing Allo-connected residential areas receiving the broadcast company’s bundled broadband and content offerings.
The offering entails high-speed broadband connections on top of Astro’s content, which is part of the broadcaster’s support of the Malaysian government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP).
Henry Tan (pic), Astro Group CEO, who was present to sign the agreement with Rodzi Ahmad, Allo CEO, says: “Despite observing the MCO, business continues for us. To this end we are excited to announce our partnership with Allo for bundled broadband with content services. Allo has an aggressive roll out plan nationwide and we believe it will open up significant new headroom for growth for us in line with our broadband strategy.
“The Allo partnership will expand the current broadband home-passes from TM, Maxis and TIME by over 150,000 new households and businesses over the next 18 months. This will help us expand Astro Broadband’s reach beyond urban areas into areas not fully covered by our existing partnerships including Alor Gajah, Cyberjaya, Bangsar South and many more suburban areas,” Tan adds.
Through this partnership, Astro will be able to resell all of Allo’s broadband products, including broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps. According to the press release, Astro will offer cost efficient high-speed broadband services of 50Mbps and 100Mbps at a special price of US$22.80 (RM99) and US$29.70 (RM129) respectively.
This fee will include Astro’s Family Pack content, which has more than 60 channels including Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Astro Arena, Astro Awani, Astro AEC, Astro Xiao Tai Yang, NatGeo WILD, and FOXlife and HD content among others.
According to Rodzi, Allo will continue to expand its fibre footprint nationwide under the NFCP initiative, starting with Melaka, Perak, Johor, Kedah, Selangor and Pulau Penang.
“Allo is focusing on bringing fibre connection to unpenetrated areas that are commercially viable. This partnership allows us to extend the high-speed broadband and content services into these areas so that currently underserved consumers can enjoy the services. With the provision of a wholesale open-access infrastructure concept that allows multiple services from Retail Service Providers (RSPs), Allo expects the bundled broadband and content price to be very competitive and equally accessible by customers,” he says.