Maxis widens fibre footprint with TNB’s Allo

This in turn makes Maxis an operator with the most access in the country with over 3.7m premises

by DASHVEENJIT KAUR/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

MAXIS Bhd will be collaborating with Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) subsidiary, Allo Technology Sdn Bhd, to provide fibre broadband access in Cyberjaya, Bangsar South and Jasin, Melaka.

Both companies signed an access agreement for the provision of high-speed broadband (HSBB) network services, making it Maxis’ fourth major HSBB access agreement after Telekom Malaysia Bhd, Sacofa Sdn Bhd and Celcom Timur (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (CT Sabah).

This in turn makes Maxis an operator with the most access in the country with over 3.7 million premises.

Under the agreement, Maxis will be able to leverage on Allo’s HSBB network services that will enable Maxis to further expand its fibre footprint in Peninsular Malaysia, and offer its differentiated converged proposition with fibre services to homes and businesses in these locations.

According to a statement released yesterday, Allo will provide the groundwork for all-access infrastructure up to the customers’ premises, while Maxis will manage the retail and services end.

The agreement reinforces Maxis’ commitment towards the government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan.

Maxis CEO Gokhan Ogut (picture) said the company has been aggressively expanding its fixed services footprint as the base platform upon which they will continue to launch new offerings and solutions.

“With this partnership, we are taking another significant step forward in delivering our converged solutions with an unmatched personalised experience to more Malaysian homes and businesses.

“We have a clear ambition to be Malaysia’s leading converged solutions company, and this partnership reinforces that ambition as we continue to play an important role in driving higher broadband adoption in Malaysia,” he said in the statement.

TNB president and CEO Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan said Maxis is TNB’s first retail service provider (RSP) for HSBB throughout Peninsular Malaysia with the access agreement signed.

“I am excited to share that the partnership with Maxis is a win-win arrangement. Maxis has given its commitment to also sign a reciprocal agreement where Allo can leverage on Maxis’ network infrastructure to deliver service to the customers.

“For the past 70 years, TNB continues to make people’s lives better and brighter. As such, in our NFCP’s initiative, through Allo, we plan to grow throughout the peninsula together with our RSPs. In doing so, we are getting the support of the state governments, where we have started with Melaka,” Amir Hamzah said.

Together with other planned rollout areas in Peninsular Malaysia, this agreement will cover more than 135,000 homepasses — a term that refers to a residential area through which TNB’s fibre network passes.

To recall, in December last year, Maxis signed a letter of understanding with Sacofa for HSBB network services in Sarawak. Since then, Maxis and Sacofa have signed access agreements with Maxis having rolled out its already available fibre plans to more Sarawakians, while its agreement with CT Sabah in October this year is the third major HSBB access agreement.