Celcom is ICT partner for Kwasa Damansara smart township


CELCOM Axiata Bhd has been appointed as the “Preferred ICT Partner” in the development plan of the upcoming Kwasa Damansara smart township in Sungai Buloh.

Through the agreement with Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd, the telecommunication firm will be responsible to build the foundation for information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and converged connectivity facilities within the township.

Celcom will also provide the smart solutions required to enable Kwasa Land to plan and develop the smart city envisioned for Kwasa Damansara.

Kwasa Land MD Datuk Mohd Lotfy Mohd Noh said Celcom’s involvement in the Kwasa Damansara development will include, but not limited to, the development of township fiberisation, converged 5G connectivity solutions, safety and security smart city solution, digital signages, Dedicated Internet Access for businesses and common area WiFi connectivity.

“This partnership with Celcom is a testament to our efforts in materialising our vision in building Kwasa Damansara as a true smart city. We are confident that Celcom, as one of our partners, will be complementing the multi-faceted components that Kwasa Damansara has to offer,” Mohd Lotfy said in a statement yesterday.

Besides providing a solid foundation for Kwasa Damansara to emerge as a premier smart city in Malaysia, this venture will pave the way for Celcom to strengthen its network capability further by implementing new network sites within the township.

This is especially a vital groundwork for Celcom, in gearing towards the rolling out of its 5G technology soon.

Celcom CEO Mohamad Idham Nawawi said the collaboration will mark another milestone for Celcom in the implementation of large-scale ICT infrastructure and a step forward in rolling out its 5G network.

“We envision smart townships that are driven by sustainable digital ecosystem that will enable the residents to experience a digital lifestyle and smart living. It will also help accelerate the digitisation of businesses within the development,” Mohamad Idham said in the same statement.

“We are truly honoured by this recognition from Kwasa Land, and the collaboration will further demonstrate our commitment in advancing the societies with our innovation.”

Kwasa Damansara carries the promise of a sustainable community township that focuses on three key components, which are Green Township, Connected and Inclusive.

These three components are part of Kwasa Land’s ambitious plans for Kwasa Damansara to become a smart, connected township with a robust network infrastructure combined with smart security.

Kwasa Land’s vision in developing Kwasa Damansara as a true smart city will also be evident through the Kwasa Damansara smart portal.

This portal will be established as part of Kwasa Land’s efforts and initiatives in providing the township and its community an integrated system that enables them to access smart solutions and applications to fit the varying needs of the township and its community.

Kwasa Damansara Township Development measures approximately 2,257 acres (913.38ha), sited within the vicinity of Kota Damansara and Sungai Buloh in Selangor. The area is expected to become home to over 250,000 residents upon completion.