Edgepoint, Xperanti work to spur Penang’s smart city ambition 

  • To integrate IoT into future solutions such as flood, air quality monitoring
  • To create ecosystem merging IoT solutions, intelligent telco infrastructure

Left - Right: Suresh Sidhu, CEO, EdgePoint Infrastructure, Muniff Kamaruddin, CTO, EdgePoint Infrastructure. Prashant Pathmanaban, CEO, Xperanti IoT Sdn Bhd, Efny Johan, head of Business, Xperanti IoT Sdn BhdXperanti IoT Sdn Bhd (Xperanti), and IoT network provider in Malaysia, and EdgePoint Infrastructure (EdgePoint), an Asean-based independent telecommunications infrastructure company, are collaborating to explore business opportunities beginning in Penang. 

In a joint statement, both parties said the collaboration,  both companies said they aimed at creating an ecosystem merging both IoT solutions and intelligent telecommunications infrastructure and will play a part in realising Penang’s smart city ambition.

As part of the MoU, the parties will explore the opportunity to extend their existing partnership on the Penang parking application that will allow the integration of future IoT technologies such as flood monitoring solutions, air quality monitoring and energy conservation solutions, they added.

The current Penang Parking Application is run entirely on a Sigfox network, applied on 36,000 bays across the Penang state.

Prashant Pathmanaban, chief executive officer (CEO) of Xperanti, said IoT offers possibilities for municipalities to address urban city challenges by supporting decision-making via the detection of key metrics such as parking availability, traffic movement and water levels along with city-wide energy conservation applications through real-time monitoring and data-driven decision-making capabilities.

“To strengthen the value offering, the solutions deployed will be cost-effective for the local council and, more importantly, keep the rakyat informed across many areas of public safety and updates via the unified app,” he said.

Xperanti’s collaboration with EdgePoint will enable support for and growth of services in the Penang region, with a focus on intelligent infrastructure, scalability of the business model, and innovation and futureproofing.

Muniff Kamaruddin, CEO of EdgePoint Towers Sdn Bhd, said in line with the company’s aim to be a leading digital and telecommunications infrastructure provider for the 5G age, this collaboration with Xperanti will further enable it to expand its scope of next-generation connectivity solutions, tailored to suit conditions on the ground where we have a presence. 

“We will continue our focus on driving a leading-edge industry position through the provision of innovative and scalable infrastructure solutions, reinforced with analytics and digital technologies, for quick pivoting and adaptability amidst a landscape in flux,” he said.


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