Maxis partners with TNB subsidiary to get wider fibre access in Peninsular Malaysia

  • Maxis
  • Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

(l-r) Amir Hamzah, Allo CEO Rodzi Ahmad, Maxis chairman Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Ogut and TNB chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie together during the signing of the agreement. — Maxis

Maxis Bhd is partnering with Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) subsidiary, Allo Technology Sdn Bhd, to provide better fibre connectivity in cities across the Peninsula.

Under the agreement, Maxis will leverage Allo's High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network services to expand its fibre footprint and offer Maxis’ broadband products to customers.

This means Allo will provide the groundwork for all access infrastructure up to the customers’ premises, while Maxis will be in charge of selling Internet packages and customer service.

In a press release, the telco stated it would be expanding its services to home and business users in Cyberjaya and Bangsar South in the Klang Valley and Jasin in Malacca.

During the access agreement signing ceremony, Maxis chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut said the company had aggressively expanded its fixed services footprint as the base platform to launch new offerings and solutions.

TNB CEO and Allo board member Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan said there is ample opportunity for growth in broadband penetration, as there are underserved areas like those that are connected but have speed connectivity issues.

He said that TNB’s pilot HSBB project in Jasin is an example of how the electricity company can be a wholesaler of high speed fibre broadband for the public while still managing the nation’s electricity supply infrastructure.

He added the access agreement made Maxis TNB’s Retail Service Provider (RSP) throughout Peninsular Malaysia and he looked forward to other telcos following suit.

The agreement with Allo is Maxis’ fourth major HSBB access agreement, following similar agreements with TM, Sarawak’s Sacofa Sdn Bhd and Sabah’s Celcom Timur (Sabah) Sdn Bhd.

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