TM Net Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd, signed yesterday a collaborative agreement with INTI Universal Holdings Bhd to provide total integrated broadband Internet solutions to INTI International Group of Colleges' campuses and hostels nationwide.
TM Net chairman Datuk Dr Md Khir Abdul Rahman said INTI College is the first private college to implement TM Net's seamless and integrated enterprise-wide network connectivity for multiple sites, which is part of its e-Campus master plan to web-enable its academic and administrative processes.
The cost of providing the information technology (IT) infostructure, encompassing all the relevant Internet and multimedia services to support INTI's e-Campus initiatives, will exceed RM1mil, he added at the agreement signing in Subang Jaya.
He said all five of INTI's campuses in Subang Jaya, Nilai, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak would be provided with broadband Internet connectivity. These campuses would also have wireless Local Area Network (LAN) to enable the staff and students to be connected to the intranet and Internet from anywhere within the campus.
Meanwhile, INTI Universal Hol-dings chief executive officer Tan Yew Sing said INTI's comprehensive efforts in its e-Campus initiatives would largely be accomplished through the TM Net broadband In-ternet and multimedia services.
Other facilities would include unified communication services and campus short messaging systems designed for the campus community.
These also allow the delivery of applications such as the release of schedules of lectures and examination results to students.
Energy, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Amar Leo Moggie who witnessed the signing, said that Internet broadband providers should ensure their customers obtain uninterrupted services and must not be made to wait too long for the services.
It is our hope that Malaysians get easy access to good quality broadband Internet at a reasonable price, he added.