Celcom in MoU for Iskandar’s Forest City project
By Digital News Asia August 12, 2015
- Forest City a mixed-development project on four reclaimed islands
- Celcom to provide fixed and mobile services to potential residents
CELCOM Axiata Bhd said it has been appointed the “preferred service provider candidate” for a long-term network communications and infrastructure collaboration for the Forest City project in Iskandar Malaysia, the development hub in the southern Malaysian state of Johor.
Forest City is a mixed-development project comprising residential and commercial properties on four reclaimed islands, Celcom said in a statement.
The company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to jointly explore how to build and operate Forest City as “a smarter and safer city,” it said.
Celcom chief executive officer Shazalli Ramly described the MoU signing as “a strategic partnership that would enhance the quality of life of Forest City’s future residents and promote an integrated digital lifestyle.”
The MoU will allow Celcom to provide seamless fixed and mobile services to potential residents.
Additionally, it will enable Celcom to explore business and collaborative opportunities through its partners in providing its smart city solutions and operation integration for the development project.
“As the master developer of Forest City project, we understand the importance of having a strong infrastructure,” said Country Garden Pacificview executive director Daing A Malek Daing A Rahaman.
“We recognise one of the key elements would be the development of a successful telecommunications network, which therein ensures the high quality that we strive for,” he added.
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