TM and edotco Malaysia Sdn Bhd collaborate for next generation business
Kuala Lumpur, 25 October 2017
The collaboration is set to enhance telecommunication services in Malaysia
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today achieved another milestone as Malaysia’s Convergence Champion when it entered into a Next Generation Business Collaboration with edotco Malaysia Sdn Bhd to provide TM’s next generation services to mobile operators for the expansion of LTE services. The collaboration enables both parties to leverage on each other’s core expertise and capabilities for the benefit of Malaysia’s future telecommunication industry.
The term sheet was signed by Mohamad Rozaimy Abd Rahman, Executive Vice President, TM GLOBAL and Datuk Bazlan Osman, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer who represented TM while Wan Zainal Adileen, edotco Malaysia Chief Country Officer and Suresh Sidhu, edotco Group Chief Executive Officer represented edotco. The signing was witnessed by Dato’ Sri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM together with Datuk Azzat Kamaludin, edotco Group Chairman.
Under the collaboration, TM will provide TM’s Next Generation Backhaul (NGBH™) services for the connectivity between mobile operator’s cell sites and their core network at edotco’s identified ground-based tower sites in selected areas. TM and edotco Malaysia will also explore opportunities to provide common infrastructure via Smart Centralised Radio Access Network (Smart CRAN) Services allowing mobile operators to expand footprint of mobile coverage leveraging on the strength of a capable local partner in identified dense urban areas other than Putrajaya. The collaboration is subject to a definitive agreement that will be finalised within 6 months from the signing of this term sheet.
Commenting on the collaboration, Dato’ Sri Shazalli said, “TM is proud to be given the opportunity to fulfill our role as the strategic partner in the country’s economic development. This partnership allows us to share and converge our capabilities towards accelerating Malaysia to be digitally connected. TM is also committed to support the Government’s aspiration in providing better broadband access to Malaysians nationwide and further embrace smart solutions by offering next generation services.”
Meanwhile, edotco Malaysia Chief Country Officer, Wan Zainal Adileen commented, “Collaborating with TM marks another milestone in edotco Malaysia’s mission to innovate the telecommunications industry with smart infrastructure. We are excited about synergising our skill sets and are looking to fiberise more sites in the next three years.”
Both TM and edotco have been the key players in enhancing connectivity through the development of telecommunications infrastructure in Malaysia. Earlier this year, TM deployed its Smart CRAN solutions to provide common infrastructure and Base Transceiver Station (BTS) node for operators in Putrajaya, while edotco has launched its BTS Hotel services in Cyberjaya. This collaboration will facilitate the expansion of the next generation service offering, rolling out the ideal solution for a township that emphasises skyline harmonisation for space-constrained areas while promoting shared infrastructure.
About TM GLOBAL
TM GLOBAL is the global and wholesale arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), focusing on domestic and international wholesale business; offering a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge communication services and solutions in connectivity and beyond. TM GLOBAL is the trusted partner in delivering seamless integrated solutions and infinite possibilities to accelerate customers’ connectivity and coverage to the digital world, making innovations possible.
With extensive global connectivity, network infrastructure and collective expertise, TM GLOBAL aims to serve not only as a gateway for the world to Malaysia, but more broadly, to the region. TM GLOBAL was recently awarded the Best Asian Telecom Carrier trophy and Best Broadband Carrier at the 20th Telecom Asia Awards 2017.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s Convergence Champion and No. 1 Converged Communications Services Provider offers a comprehensive suite of communication services and solutions in fixed (telephony and broadband), mobility, content, wifi and smart services. As a market leader, TM is driven by stakeholder value creation in a highly competitive environment. The Group places emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational efficiency and productivity.
Leveraging on our extensive global connectivity, network infrastructure and collective expertise, TM is well positioned to propel Malaysia as a regional Internet hub and digital gateway for South-East Asia.
As a multiple award winning model corporate citizen committed to good governance and transparency, TM continues its pledge to ensure the integrity of our processes, people and reputation as well as the sustainability of our operations. Our Corporate Responsibility (CR) ethos reinforces responsible behavior in the four main domains of the marketplace, workplace, the community and the environment. With a focus on ICT, the Group further promotes 3 major platforms i.e. education, community/nation-building and environment, through our Reaching Out programmes.
TM will continue to leverage on the strategic investments made earlier in webe and TM ONE to realise its Convergence and “Go Digital” aspirations as its moves beyond connectivity services into new value added digital services. The Company is embarking on a holistic approach covering customer experience, process optimisation and new business opportunities. This entails building a digitally aware and smarter workforce that acts as a catalyst to the digital transformation of TM, thus powering Malaysia’s digital economy.
TM looks forward to serving customers with relevant convergence propositions via the 5 pillars of Smarter Living, Smarter Businesses, Smarter Cities, Smarter Communities and a Smarter Nation – delivering a seamless digital experience and integrated business solutions to cater to individual lifestyle and business communication needs – towards making “Life and Business Easier for a Better Malaysia”.
For further information on TM, visit www.tm.com.my.
About edotco Group
Established in 2012, edotco is the first regional and integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).
edotco operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 26,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with over 18,400 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 8,100 towers managed through a range of services provided. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo, has already seen improvements in field operations while maximising operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure.
edotco Group was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Asia Pacific Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance.
For more information, visit www.edotcogroup.com