Digi partners with TM to expand its fibre broadband offerings nationwide

Loh said this collaboration would enable Digi to connect an additional three million households with fibre Internet services. — LEE KAH LENG/The Star

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) is expanding its fibre broadband coverage to more Malaysian households nationwide, following a collaboration with Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) to use the latter’s fibre network.

TM said it would provide Layer 3 HSBB (High Speed Broadband) Network Service through its wholesale arm, TM Wholesale.

By leveraging on TM's fibre network infrastructure, Digi was planning to extend its broadband footprint to more areas across the country, including Sabah and Sarawak.

The agreement was signed by TM Wholesale executive vice-president Amar Huzaimi Md Deris and Digi chief marketing officer Loh Keh Jiat.

Amar Huzaimi said TM advocates infrastructure sharing and that this industry-level collaboration – using its HSBB network service as the platform – reiterates the national telco’s commitment towards accelerating broadband Internet adoption.

"As such, we will continue to play our unique role as a neutral provider by providing open access for access seekers amongst fellow industry players. This will pave ways for wider and more creative offering of Internet packages for Malaysians,” he said in a press statement.

Loh said this collaboration would enable Digi to connect an additional three million households with fibre Internet services.

TM said the collaboration would fully utilise its infrastructure efficiently to avoid unnecessary duplication, in line with the Government's call for greater industry cooperation.

On July 7, Digi introduced a range of home fibre plans with speeds ranging from 100Mbps, 500Mbps and 1Gbps (gigabits per second).

The Digi Internet Freedom plan is currently available in selected areas within the Klang Valley, Penang, and Sabah.

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