Technology Park Malaysia to invest RM35m

KUALA LUMPUR: Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) will invest RM35mil under the Ninth Malaysia Plan to provide the latest information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure.

The new infrastructure would use the high performance Metro-E network and be equipped with Data Centre facility. The network upgrade would cover the entire campus at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, it said in a statement on Friday. TPM president/chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Azman Shahidin hoped the upgraded infrastructure would also attract foreign technology based companies to reside their offices and facilities in TPM.

“With this upgrade, tenants and incubates in TPM will be able to enjoy the flexibility to choose Internet Service Protocols (ISPs) for their Internet access,” he said He said TPM’s objective was to provide high and critical business value services to tenants and incubatees so that they could focus on their core business. The network upgrade would be completed by end-2008 and by January 2009, TPM would be able to provide the new value added services. The first step would be to redesign the entire network architecture to support the new business drivers for TPM. The next step would be to upgrade and replace the entire network equipment.

A new data centre with Tier 3 standard will also be built to support and enhance TPM’s value added services.

The new TPM Metro-E network and data centre would enable its technopreneurs and enterprises to utilise all information communication technology (ICT) services provided by TPM inclusive dedicated internet access, co-location and application service hosting , and VLAN etc.

With the new Metro-E network, TPM will also be able to provide managed services to its tenants. The managed services are inclusive of voice, video and data in a single wired connection to the customer premises.

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