Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd (Digi) has announced a collaboration on nationwide broadband access service coverage.
YAY, more competition between internet providers = cheaper prices for us!
In the collaboration, TM will provide Layer 3 HSBB Network Service to Digi, enabling the digital service provider to extend its footprint to more areas across the country including Sabah and Sarawak.
Hopefully, this will lessen circumstances like this. It was great that the government helped her financially but her situation speaks to a larger issue and I am happy to see steps being taken to provide for communications infrastructure in more rural parts of Malaysia.
The agreement was signed by Amar Huzaimi Md Deris, TM Wholesale’s Executive Vice President, and Loh Keh Jiat, Digi’s Chief Marketing Officer, .
Commenting on the collaboration, Amar said, “The Covid-19 pandemic has proven that
people and organisations rely heavily on internet connectivity for online communication and digital tools to stay connected and stay productive while at home. (This agreement) reflects our shared commitment of ensuring seamless, stable and always-on connectivity for Malaysians, and this remains essential to revive Malaysia’s economy post-pandemic and beyond.
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, true to our promise to “Make Life and Business Easier for a Better Malaysia.”
According to Loh, “This collaboration will enable Digi to connect an additional 3 million
households with fibre internet services, providing more customers the option
to enjoy total connectivity experience at home and on-the-go..”
This collaboration facilitates an avoidance of unnecessary duplication in infrastructure, in line with the Government’s call for greater industry cooperation.
So Malaysians, are you happy about having more options for internet connectivity? Let us know.