Following Maxis lead, Celcom becomes latest mobile operator in Malaysia to make cloud, managed services play via acquisition of Infront Consulting

  • Acquisition will strengthen Celcom’s foray into cloud services, managed networks
  • Opportunity for Celcom to compete in offering Azure cloud services to Malaysian businesses

Following Maxis lead, Celcom becomes latest mobile operator in Malaysia to make cloud, managed services play via acquisition of Infront Consulting

Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) strengthens its position in ICT services through the acquisition of Infront Consulting Group (M) Sdn. Bhd (Infront), a multi-year award-winning specialist in cloud and datacenter.

In a statement, the telco said the acquisition of Infront further strengthens its foray into ICT services, specifically in cloud services and managed networks that will cater for Malaysian enterprises and SMEs. 

In addition, Celcom will leverage Infront's field expertise to bring innovative and affordable one-stop digital kits that are cloud-based for local micro-businesses and SMEs to digitally transform their businesses.

Operating as a cloud consulting specialist within the Microsoft ecosystem, with a gold partner status in cloud platform and cloud productivity, the acquisition of Infront provides an opportunity for Celcom to effectively compete in offering Azure Cloud services and solutions to the Malaysian market. 

This will be further solidified by Infront’s InSuite offerings that provide operational efficiency tools to help businesses grow exponentially.

Idham Nawawi, chief executive officer of Celcom Axiata said the move to acquire Infront further complements Celcom strength as a connectivity and solutions provider for Malaysian businesses. 

“By leveraging on the strengths of both companies with cloud technology, SMEs will soon have access to an affordable one-stop digital solutions kit for all their business functions.

“Furthermore, with the upcoming 5G, Celcom will continue to collaborate with the right digital players and invest for the best digital solutions and services” Idham added. 

Meanwhile, Raymond Chou, managing director of Infront Consulting Group (M) Sdn. Bhd said “I believe this partnership will open new paths for us to bring business-enhancing solutions to the market. Businesses need to take advantage of technology to push ahead in the new wave of commerce and the aligned vision of both Celcom and Infront to bring more efficiency in business growth to our customers was the key factor in this venture.”

Infront was established in 2003 as a systems management and virtualisation specialist, with a focus on cloud technology capability and expertise since 2015. The technology consulting company is built upon three main service pillars – cloud adoption consulting, app & security managed services and data & AI development.

 

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