Juniper Networks today announced that Allo Technology Sdn. Bhd. (Allo), an Information and Communication Technology service provider in Malaysia, has selected Juniper Networks to upgrade its existing network infrastructure. The upgrade will support current and future demands for crucial high-speed internet connectivity, especially in previously underserved communities, as more Malaysians work and learn at home while enterprises offer increasingly comprehensive experiences and services during the pandemic.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Allo has played a pivotal role in supporting MSC Malaysia by providing world-class fiberisation connectivity to Cyberjaya, a Special Economic Zone and ICT Hub.
In 2020 when Malaysia introduced lockdown measures to curb the impact of the pandemic, service providers experienced a sudden surge in mobile data consumption. The country registered the highest growth in mobile data usage amongst neighboring countries at 35.2% YoY growth in mobile data consumption between January 2020 to January 2021.
To keep pace with the growing demand for high-speed connectivity, Allo has expanded its fiberisation coverage nationwide targeting 180,000 premises by end 2021. Allo strengthened its network with Juniper to further modernize its digital infrastructure by implementing the Juniper Networks MX480 Universal Routing Platforms.
These solutions deliver unprecedented scale for business and residential edge applications and services, enabling enterprises and consumers, especially those in underserved areas, to enjoy high-quality, low latency broadband and mobile connectivity. Allo’s network team achieved a faster time-to-market by engaging Juniper Professional Services, allowing for maximized operational efficiency while reducing costs and minimizing risk.
Allo will now be able to provide improved services to its customers and partners, which include some of Malaysia’s largest retail service providers. With the country’s internet penetration rate standing at 84.2%, these network upgrades will also enable Allo to scale their network nationwide efficiently and better support the pace of cloud adoption and 5G capabilities across the country, in line with MyDIGITAL national initiatives to transform Malaysia’s economy.