TNB Continues To Close The Digital Gap Among The People In Kedah

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Allo Technology Sdn Bhd continues to strengthen the telecommunication and digital network infrastructure for the people to enjoy the latest connections in five areas in the State of Kedah.

The move will enable 33,000 homes in Sungai Petani, Kulim, Kuala Ketil, Mergong, and Aman Jaya, which previously had underserved access, to enjoy high-speed broadband internet access under the National Digital Network Plan (JENDELA).

Kedah Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor today was represented by the Chairman of the Information, Communication & Multimedia, Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs Committee, Dato’ Romani Wan Salin officiating the Inauguration Ceremony of Allo Technology Broadband Fiber Optic Infrastructure Network at the Kedah state level, in Alor Setar.

Kedah is the third state to launch the Allo telecommunication network facility project after Melaka and Perak. To date, 180,000 premises have been connected to the Allo fiber optic broadband network covering Melaka, Perak, Kedah, Penang, Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (Cyberjaya).

Muhammad Sanusi said Allo’s timely initiative with the development of telecommunication and digital network infrastructure was one of the main agendas contained in the core of the Kedah Development Plan 2035.

“It is a booster in boosting economic growth and development in this rice granary state. So, make the best use of these facilities in their respective affairs, especially those that can provide added value in the economic aspect as well as the well-being of life, “he said in the text read by Romani.

TNB through Allo utilizes its existing infrastructure of almost 25,000km of fiber optic lines supported by 472 Main Inlet Substations (PMUs) throughout Peninsular Malaysia, to create a telecommunications network under the JENDELA program.

According to Roslan, the initiative to support JENDELA to bridge the digital divide among the people in underserved areas, is in line with TNB’s aspirations as the leading provider of sustainable energy solutions in Malaysia and internationally.

“This program also supports TNB’s aspirations and commitment in reducing climate change through the efficient and widespread use of digital technology in people’s daily affairs,” he said at the event.

Roslan explained that the use of digital technology in day -to -day business to replace existing processes that are less environmentally friendly, has a positive contribution to TNB’s aspiration to achieve zero net carbon emissions.

He was referring to various online activities and transactions including business affairs, banking, community and education, thus no longer having to travel and so on which only adds to carbon emissions.

He said it was in line with TNB’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda in formulating a strategy for the transition of energy towards sustainable living as per its commitment in TNB’s Sustainability Pathway 2050 (TNB Sustainability Pathway 2050).

“In fact, the implementation of this program to bridge the digital divide is one of TNB’s noble efforts in providing technology -based services that go beyond electricity supply services,” he said.

The infrastructure provided by Allo connects 14,745 premises in Kulim, Aman Jaya (9,568), Kuala Ketil (3,695), Mergong (2,574) and Sungai Petani (2,376). The premises can get retail service providers or Retail Service Providers (RSP) namely Maxis, Astro, Digi, Celcom, U Mobile, Freshtel, and Redtone to subscribe to internet packages.

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