MRCB-Celcom tie-up to explore sustainable, cutting edge smart buildings solutions

  • Different skill sets from different industries can ultimately add value to customers
  • Boost for Celcom’s ambition to become key IoT solution provider in Malaysia

Azlan Zainal Abidin, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of Celcom (fifth from the left), and Kwan Joon Hoe, Group Chief Operating Officer, MRCB (seventh from left), inked a collaboration to form  a partnership, in exploring sustainable cutting-edge building solutions.

Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) will be collaborating with Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) to potentially explore deployment of smart building solutions including 5G connectivity’ for MRCB’s upcoming PJ Sentral Garden City development.

To this end, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Kwan Joon Hoe, Group Chief Operating Officer of MRCB and Azlan Zainal Abidin, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Celcom, witnessed by Amarjit Chhina, Chief Corporate Officer of MRCB and Muniff Kamaruddin, Chief Strategy and Value Creation Officer of Celcom at @celcom, Celcom’s Corporate Office in Petaling Jaya Sentral, yesterday.

The MoU signing outlines a collaboration to potentially bring Celcom’s smart building solutions, subsequently 5G connectivity and Wi-fi 6 infrastructure as well as fibre deployment to MRCB’s PJ Sentral development.  

Imran Salim, Group Managing Director of MRCB explains that MRCB believes in setting the standard in everything it does. “In today’s progressive market, it is important to bring together the different skill sets that players from different industries can offer to not only enhance our developments but ultimately add value to our customers.”  Imran expressed his confidence that the collaboration with Celcom will ensure MRCB’s upcoming projects in PJ Sentral Garden City are designed as, “technology driven, future ready developments equipped with ultra-modern architecture and facilities”.

Meanwhile, Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom stated, “The affiliation with MRCB exhibits Celcom’s progressive journey in advancing societies through its technological capacities. It is in line with our ambition to become a prominent IoT solution provider in the country and marks another milestone for Celcom as an enabler to large-scale smart city ICT infrastructure.” Idham expressed confidence that this partnership will become a boost for Celcom to, “continuously inspire Malaysia with our distinctive products and services”.

The collaboration will potentially see high-speed 5G connectivity being deployed to MRCB’s future development components in PJ Sentral Garden City encompassing indoor coverage, Wi-Fi 6 at common areas and business fibre to all office units. Subsequently, Celcom intends to further collaborate with MRCB to deploy smart building technology with applications of solutions such as smart parking management, smart utilities metering and smart lighting for common areas, connected surveillance, visitor monitoring, and many more.

Connected smart buildings envisioned by MRCB and Celcom will become the essence of PJ Sentral Garden City, catalysing social and economic well-being through cutting-edge technology.

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