Digi leverages on Telekom Malaysia’s HSBB network to deliver high speed broadband
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) through its global and wholesale arm, TM Wholesale and Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) announced, yesterday, a collaboration on nationwide broadband access service in line with Digi’s commitment to provide connectivity options to more customers.
With the agreement in place, TM will provide Layer 3 HSBB (high speed broadband) network service to Digi, enabling it to extend its footprint to more areas across the country including Sabah and Sarawak, leveraging on TM’s extensive and robust fibre network infrastructure. Digi joins Maxis and Celcom Axiata in leasing TM’s HSBB infrastructure to deliver high speed fibre broadband to Malaysians. Maxis partnered with TM in 2010 while Celcom did so in 2016.
The agreement was signed by Amar Huzaimi Md Deris, executive vice president, TM Wholesale and Loh Keh Jiat, chief marketing officer, Digi.
Amar notes that the Covid-19 pandemic has proven that people and organisations rely heavily on internet connectivity for online communication and digital tools to stay connected and productive while at home.
“We are excited to establish yet another collaboration with Digi, which reflects our shared commitment of ensuring seamless, stable and always-on connectivity for Malaysians, and this remains essential to revive Malaysia’s economy post-pandemic and beyond,” he says.
Amar also points to this collaboration using TM’s HSBB network as further proof of its commitment towards accelerating broadband adoption.
“As such, we will continue to play our unique role as a neutral provider for access seekers amongst fellow industry players. This will pave the way for wider and more creative offerings of internet packages for Malaysians, holding true to our promise to Make Life and Business Easier for a Better Malaysia,” emphasises Amar.
Meanwhile Loh points out that the collaboration will enable Digi to connect an additional 3 million households across the country with fibre internet services. “We will now be able to provide more customers the option to enjoy total connectivity experience at home and on-the-go with us.”
According to him, Digi has always viewed collaborations as a positive way to deliver efficient and widespread access to Malaysians nationwide, “which is even more important to support our customers’ connectivity needs during this time.”
The collaboration facilitates both industry players to fully utilise infrastructure efficiently to avoid unnecessary duplication, in line with the Government’s call for greater industry cooperation, while addressing the digital divide.
This will ultimately benefit both consumers and businesses by enriching Malaysians with world-class, superfast connectivity, further improving broadband penetration throughout Malaysia.