Telekom Malaysia Berhad via its Wholesale division has entered into collaboration with 9 tower operators to access these sites for its own use and get better reach for its customers.
The 9 tower companies belong to Persatuan Penyedia Infrastruktur Telekomunikasi (PPIT), they are namely D’Harmoni Telco Infra Sdn Bhd, Melaka ICT Holdings Sdn Bhd, Perlis Comm Sdn Bhd, Infra Quest Sdn Bhd, Perak Integrated Network Services Sdn Bhd, EdgePoint Towers Sdn Bhd, PDC Telecommunication Services Sdn Bhd, Desabina Industries Sdn Bhd and Yiked Bina Sdn Bhd.
Under the arrangement, these operators will provide TM with access to their tower sites, including land and rooftop facilities which will in turn enable TM to connect the towers with its high-speed fibre optic network.
Commenting on the collaboration, Amar Huzaimisaid, “This will allow service providers to serve their customers with faster connectivity speed and greater bandwidth capacity for the current 4G and future 5G services nationwide. This partnership further demonstrates our commitment as the enabler of Digital Malaysia in supporting the country’s digital aspirations, which include the Jalinan Digital Negara (JENDELA) and the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL).”
Meanwhile, PPIT head Dato’ Hj Mohd Rehat said, “TM has been a long-standing partner of PPIT for over a decade, and together, we have developed a high level of trust among each other. After a few series of fruitful discussions, PPIT and TM have once again agreed to ink a new collaboration to continue to work hand-in-hand in respect of the access to tower sites facilities.”