PETALING JAYA: Steel pole manufacturer Mestron Holdings Bhd is teaming up with Platinum Core Solutions Sdn Bhd (PCS) to provide a centralised base band unit (BBU) system to mobile network operators.
PCS Centralised developed the BBU system as a network solution to boost Internet speed, according to Mestron.
The system, it said yesterday, is a carrier neutral network solution for all mobile network operators and is managed at a centralised facility hosted by PCS.
Apart from boosting Internet speed in a limited radius, the smart poles that are required for the implementation of the centralised BBU systems have features including broadband transmission (4G and 5G), surveillance cameras to improve public security and wireless network components (public Wifi).
PCS is a licensed network services and network facilities provider under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, specialising in unique mobile telecommunications and enterprise network solutions.
PCS has to date entered into a centralised BBU solution managed services agreement with a licensed network service provider in Malaysia to provide solutions for a centralised baseband unit that converts cellular baseband signals into radio frequency signals.
Mestron managing director Por Teong Eng said its unit, Mestron Engineering Sdn Bhd, had signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate for the project.
“Mestron and PCS will work together to implement the centralised BBU project and such other projects as may be identified and agreed upon by both companies.
“The proposed collaboration also provides an opportunity for Mestron to leverage on the favourable outlook for the telecommunications infrastructure industry, specifically through the periodic rollout of 5G technology in Malaysia,” Por added.