TM R&D and FiberHome in research collaboration pact
By Digital News Asia November 12, 2012
- To do joint R&D on advanced optical and wireless communication technologies
- One key focus would be in the area of Radio over Fiber systems
TM Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FiberHome Telecommunications Technologies that would pave the way for more joint R&D on advanced optical and wireless communication technologies.
In a statement, TM R&D said both parties hoped the joint R&D would lead to advancements in the area of Radio over Fiber (RoF) systems, and enable the creation of more cost-effective and energy-efficient complementary solutions for the provision of next generation high speed broadband connectivity in Malaysia.
TM R&D will contribute its expertise and experience in that field towards telecommunication frontier projects. The MoU will also enable both parties to mutually benefit through competency and capability development in RoF.
“The signing of this MoU with a China-based telecommunications company is indeed a significant step towards taking Malaysian research capability and contribution to the global landscape,” said TM R&D chief executive officer Dr Gopi Kurup.
”We are looking forward on embarking on this exciting journey with FiberHome to contribute and further enhance the local and global telecommunication R&D,” he added.
FiberHome president He Shuping said, “We do hope to collaborate more with TM R&D, and gain a series of research achievements with industrial applications.”
The solutions provided by TM R&D will also strengthen FiberHome’s plans to penetrate foreign markets and it currently has a number of ready products and tools developed for this purpose, he added.