ViewQwest kicks off 2021 with acquisitions of Macro Lynx and iHalo in Malaysia

  • Malaysian coverage increased to nearly 120 residential, business & commercial sites
  • Full integration of customers and operations to be completed by end of Q1 2021

Singapore broadband provider, ViewQwest has been gradually expanding its service area in Malaysia since it entered the market in mid-2016.


Singapore-based internet provider ViewQwest announced that it has acquired Macro Lynx Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IGB Bhd, in its continued long-term push to expand its Malaysian footprint, in addition to acquiring the residential operations of iHalo starting with selected locations in Central Peninsula Malaysia and Johor Bahru.


ViewQwest kicks off 2021 with acquisitions of Macro Lynx and iHalo in MalaysiaWith the two acquisitions, ViewQwest’s coverage has increased to nearly 120 residential, business and commercial sites around the country at the end of 2020.

“With the acquisition of Macro Lynx, along with iHalo’s residential operations, ViewQwest is set to serve customers in more locales than ever, including the north of Peninsular Malaysia with our entry into Ipoh,” says ViewQwest chief executive officer, Vignesa Moorthy (pic).

“Through the economically challenging past year across the globe and the region, ViewQwest has remained steadfast in its expansion to serve more customers, especially during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period, when many people are still practising working from home (WFH).”

He adds that ViewQwest’s robust network is designed to offer fast connectivity and a stable connection for students to access e-learning platforms from home.

On top of additional locations in the Klang Valley (including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Jaya 33, G-Tower and Mid Valley City), ViewQwest will now be available in more locations in the south (Pasir Gudang, Johor), central (Cheras, Selangor), as well as the north (Ipoh, Perak) of the peninsula.

Full integration of the customers and operations onto the ViewQwest network is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2021.

The new acquisitions expand the availability of ViewQwest’s premium connectivity and digital solutions to meet the challenging landscape of the changing working environment, following the widespread adoption of Work From Home (WFH) policies by many companies around Malaysia.

For  corporate customers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), ViewQwest will be making available an enhanced suite of connectivity, networking and cybersecurity services including leading-edge technologies such as Software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Cloud Connectivity & Security, Next-Generation Managed Firewalls, Perimeter Defence and Endpoint Security & Management.

 “At the same time, customers can enjoy unrivalled connectivity to entertainment content and leisure sites on the internet. We will be continuously working to integrate and upgrade our network infrastructure, our technical and business operations, our customer fulfilment and support services, and our portfolio of products and services,” Vignesa says.

Once full integration and network upgrades are completed, former Macro Lynx customers will be able to enjoy enhanced solutions for their businesses and former iHalo customers will have the full selection of ViewQwest residential plans and packages.


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