Celcom bags TM contract
By Digital News Asia February 21, 2019
- Will enable webe to further enhance its existing network coverage
- In line with TM’s continuous efforts to improve customers’ experience
CELCOM Axiata Bhd has landed a contract from Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) to provide the 4G Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN) to TM's subsidiary webe digital Sdn Bhd.
TM said 4G MOCN is an alternative network sharing technology which complements the existing 2G and 3G domestic roaming (DR) services arrangement through an agreement which was entered into between TM, webe and Celcom in January 2016.
“This 4G MOCN award will enable webe to further enhance its existing network coverage. This initiative is in line with TM’s continuous efforts to improve customers’ experience and its aspiration towards a converged digital lifestyle,” TM said in a filing to Bursa Malaysia.
The value of the award will be determined based on usage and the rates, as stipulated in the contract.
Axiata Group Bhd said in a separate filing that it will provide the 2G DR,3G DR, 4G DR and/or 4G MOCN services and facilities for webe for a period of three years.
“The 4G MOCN award will enable Celcom to enhance the current collaboration, by offering complete (2G/3G/4G) wholesale services to webe.
“In return, this will accelerate webe’s ongoing effort of a continuous and rigorous roll-out of its Long-Term Evolution services nationwide, leveraging on Celcom’s high quality network and wide coverage.”
Axiata shares fell one sen or 0.23% to RM4.30 on Feb 21 while TM rose 12 sen or 4.04% to RM3.09.