Maxis accelerates fiberisation in Malaysia with Allo partnership
By Digital News Asia December 18, 2019
- Partnership aligns with the government’s NFCP ambitions
- Maxis to expand fibre broadband offerings in Cyberjaya, Bangsar South and Jasin
MAXIS and Allo Technology Sdn Bhd (Allo), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), will collaborate to provide greater access to fibre connectivity to more people and businesses in Cyberjaya and Bangsar South in the Klang Valley and Jasin in Malacca.
Maxis and Allo signed and exchanged an Access Agreement for the provision of High Speed Broadband (HSBB) Network Services. Signing on behalf of Maxis was its chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut, while Allo was represented by its chief executive officer Rodzi Ahmad.
The agreement with Allo is the fourth major HSBB Access Agreement that Maxis has signed after TM, Sacofa and CT Sabah.
What the partnership entails
Under the agreement, Maxis will be able to leverage on Allo’s HSBB Network Services that will enable Maxis to further expand its fibre footprint in Peninsular Malaysia, and offer its differentiated converged proposition with fibre services to homes and businesses in these locations.
Allo will provide the groundwork for all access infrastructure up to the customers’ premises, while Maxis will manage the retail and services end. The agreement reinforces Maxis’ commitment towards the Government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP).
“We have been aggressively expanding our fixed services footprint, as the base platform upon which we will continue to launch our new offerings and solutions. With this partnership, we are taking another significant step forward in delivering our converged solutions with an unmatched personalised experience to more Malaysian homes and businesses.
“We have a clear ambition to be Malaysia’s leading converged solutions company, and this partnership reinforces that ambition as we continue to play an important role in driving higher broadband adoption in Malaysia,” said Ogut.
“With the Access Agreement signed, Maxis is TNB’s first Retail Service Provider (RSP) for High Speed Broadband throughout Peninsular Malaysia. I am excited to share that the partnership with Maxis is a win-win arrangement. Maxis has given its commitment to also sign a reciprocal agreement whereby Allo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TNB, can also leverage on Maxis’s network infrastructure to deliver service to the customers.
“For the past 70 years of TNB’s presence, we continued to make the life of the people Better and Brighter. As such, in our NFCP’s initiative, through Allo, we plan to grow throughout the peninsula together with our RSPs. In doing so, we are getting the support of the state governments, whereby we have started with Melaka,” said Tenaga Nasional president/chief executive officer Amir Hamzah Azizan.