TNB’s subsidiary Allo expanding HSBB network in Peninsular Malaysia

by AUFA MARDHIAH / pic by BERNAMA

TENAGA Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) wholly-owned subsidiary, Allo Technology Sdn Bhd, is further expanding the people’s access to the high-speed broadband (HSBB) Internet access with its fibre-optic infrastructure. 

Allo is now actively completing the fibre-optic infrastructure network in six states, targeting 300,000 connections of the infrastructure network in Peninsular Malaysia by the end of 2022. 

Currently, Allo has expanded its fibre-optic network to 56,132 homes in six areas in Perak, for a total of more than 180,000 premises covering Melaka, Perak, Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor in its network of facilities. 

The expansion of the fibre-optic infrastructure is aligned with the National Digital Network Plan (Jendela), which aims to bridge the digital divide among the people, especially in rural areas. 

The opening ceremony of the Allo Technology Broadband Fibre-Optic Infrastructure Network at 

Perak was officiated by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad in Ipoh yesterday. 

The areas receiving the infrastructure connection in Perak are Sungai Rapat (16,483 premises), Kinta (17,144), Menglembu (12,497), Papan (4,598), Silibin (2,790) and Tasek (2,620). 

“TNB’s ability through Allo to pro-vide technology-based services beyond electrical services in Perak is a manifestation of the company’s capabilities to ensure the people get extensive broadband coverage in line with the government’s aspiration,” said TNB chairman Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin. 

Hasan explained that this facility will enable more Perak residents to access broadband Internet at an affordable price, thus empowering the people through aspects such as digital economy development, education and community development, especially in a challenging economic environment due to the pandemic. 

The fibre-to-the-home service enables residents and businesses to be directly connected to the fibre-optic infrastructure through the Open Access Network. As an 

Open Access Network provider, Allo expands the potential of HSBB through collaboration with seven retail service providers (RSP) — Maxis Bhd, Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, DiGi.Com Bhd, Celcom Axiata Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Freshtel Internet Sdn Bhd and Redtone Digital Bhd — which offer various attractive Internet packages to the people. 

“TNB’s role through Allo in making Jendela a success proves our continuous commitment to make people’s lives more prosperous in a better, brighter world. The role of illuminating life by supplying electricity is further strengthened by preparing the people and the country for the Industrial Revolution 4.0 through access wide broadband,” he added. 

Central to this service is TNB’s 18,000km fibre-optic line as well as extensive infrastructure access to customers such as TNB’s electricity poles throughout the peninsula, which is also TNB’s upper hand in line with its aspirations as the leading provider of sustainable energy solutions in Malaysia and internationally. 

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