TIME for Cyberjaya homes and offices
By Digital News Asia October 16, 2012
- TIME and SHTech to provide fiber optics connectivity for 3,300 homes and 1,400 offices in Cyberjaya
- Astro B.yond IPTV to be made available to Cyberjaya homes through TIME's backbone
FIXED-line provider TIME dotCom Bhd and Cyberjaya master developer Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd have announced a collaboration to introduce fiber connectivity to homes and offices in the city.
The collaboration will see the deployment of 100% fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-office services to more than 3,300 new homes and 1,400 offices with up to 100Mbps broadband speeds, and the option to subscribe to Astro B.yond IPTV (Internet protocol television) packages. TIME will be working with Setia Haruman subsidiary Setia Haruman Technology Sdn Bhd (SHTech).
“For a long time, SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and homes in Cyberjaya did not have an alternative choice of Internet, voice and IPTV service provider; now they can get Internet speeds of up to 100Mbps,” said TIME chief executive officer Afzal Abdul Rahim.
“By connecting our backbone to SHTech’s fiber network, we would be bringing true high speeds to Cyberjaya,” he added.
The collaboration is in line with Cyberjaya’s aim of becoming one of the top 20 most liveable and smartest cities in the world by the year 2020.
Rodzi Ahmad, general manager of SHTech, said the collaboration “couldn’t have come at a better time.”
“We’ve been entrusted with the planning, designing and preparing Cyberjaya’s primary infrastructure. We’re killing two birds with one stone and with zero duplication of network, Cyberjaya gets fiber and Pay TV today, in one go,” he said.
The 7,000-acre Cyberjaya Flagship Zone (CFZ) aims to be a self-contained intelligent city with world-class IT infrastructure, low-density urban enterprise, and state-of-the-art commercial, residential, enterprise and institutional developments.
By 2022, its population is expected to reach 210,000 people. Businesses are expected to employ up to 120,000 people and higher learning institutions will support 30,000 students.