Celcom, Allo collaborate to expand fibre connectivity
By Digital New Asia September 5, 2022
- Focus on fiberisation, connectivity, 5G, communications tech
- Accelerate development of smart cities, better digital connectivity
Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom) and Allo Technology Sdn Bhd (Allo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore a partnership for the execution and fulfilment of telco-related services.
This includes focusing on fiberisation, network resiliency, connectivity, information, and communications technology, internet of things, 5G and smart solutions, both parties said in a statement.
They added that the collaboration will enable for a faster fibre infrastructure rollout by Allo, while facilitating the rapid deployment of high-speed broadband in targeted industrial areas, network base stations and fiberisation of Celcom-selected sites.
The partnership will also seek to accelerate the development of smart cities and create a better and brighter Malaysia through digital connectivity by both parties, they said.
Haji Mohammad Mentek, secretary general, ministry of communications and multimedia Malaysia, said, “This initiative should be continued because the cooperation between companies will of course bring results that have high impacts to the people and the nation.”
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Indera Ir. Baharin Din said, “By leveraging over 25,000km of TNB’s fibre optic infrastructure, Allo has peninsula-wide coverage to support a rapid and cost-effective deployment of high-speed broadband connectivity services.
“We believe the digital economy sector is crucial to the future development of Malaysia’s economy by supporting the growth of the nation’s GDP.”
Idham Nawawi, CEO of Celcom Axiata, said, “The opportunity to provide high quality and affordable fibre connectivity to homes across the nation is immense, and through this partnership, both parties can play a much larger role and make significant impacts towards digitising Malaysian societies.
He added that the collaboration will also enable efforts from Allo and Celcom to drive connectivity and digitalisation across industries with technology solutions and services such as ICT cybersecurity solutions, cloud, data centres and managed services, as well as IoT smart city solutions.
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