TM explores partnership with ZTE Malaysia on optical network research

TM R&D CEO Sharlene Thiagarajah (2nd from left) and ZTE Malaysia CEO Steven Ge (3rd from left) exchanging the MoU documents

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd's innovation arm is exploring a collaboration with ZTE (Malaysia) Corp sdn Bhd on optical network research to bring 50Gbps bandwith to Malaysia.

In a statement, the telco said Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd and ZTE will jointly explore the capabilities of next-generation passive optical network (PON) acess technology, 50GPON, to support various application scenarios.

In addition, it said both entities will look into use cases that can deliver ultra-broadband access to the government, enterprise and consumers, as well as support the requirements of innovative services such as 5G, Cloud Virtual Reality (VR), industrial intelligent manufacturing for high bandwidth, low latency & jitter, and clock synchronisation.

“TM R&D is committed to conducting research on future technologies and innovating new value-added smarter eco-systems that will improve the quality of user experience, and ultimately bring a positive impact on their lives.

"This fits well into the TM Group’s transformation towards becoming a human-centred TechCo," said TN R&D CEO Sharlene Thiagarajah.

ZTE Malaysia CEO Steven Ge added that the partnership comes at an opportune time given the Gigabit home broadband services are widely used in Malaysia at present, while the basic fixed networks is in the time window of evolution from GPON to 10G PON.

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