PP Telecommunication chooses Juniper to build its core network in Sarawak

The move comes as Sarawak prepares to undergo major changes to its digital infrastructure as part of SMA plans to fast-track the state’s digital economy 

by AZALEA AZUAR / Pic by TMR GRAPHIC

PP TELECOMMUNICATION Sdn Bhd has selected Juniper Networks Inc to provide solutions to build a new core network that will provide critical high-speed Internet connectivity to its customers in Sarawak. 

The move also comes as Sarawak prepares to undergo major changes to its digital infrastructure as part of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority’s (SMA) plans to fast-track the state’s digital economy. 

In order to drive latency down while keeping services efficient and cost-effective, PP Telecommunication uses submarine cables from strategic locations in the region as well as constructing East Malaysia’s first Tier IV data centre. 

Apart from offering effective, scalable and flexible services that will drive Sarawak’s digital economy, PP Telecommunication also aims to expand its operations throughout the South-East Asian region using Juniper’s routing and switching solutions to build its new core network. 

Juniper’s MX Series Universal Routing Platforms and QFX Series Switches will bring industryleading system capacity, density, security and performance. 

With a combination of Juniper’s network and PP Telecommunication’s BaSICS Cable System, consumers and businesses in Sarawak will enjoy high-quality, low-latency connectivity. 

PP Telecommunication will also be able to scale its network efficiently and ensure consumers and businesses are able to fully harness the benefits of 5G connectivity through Juniper’s networks. 

This will be achieved by providing high-volume streaming content and new digital experiences to unlock business opportunities. 

PP Telecommunication CEO Jonathan Smith believes Sarawak has a lot of opportunities and potential to advance in its digital transformation. 

“As Sarawak and the rest of Malaysia prepare for 5G, it is critical that our infrastructure is innovative and ahead of the curve to deliver the network experiences we desire. 

“Juniper has long been recognised as a market leader in this space, and through our continued collaboration, we hope to provide enterprises and consumers with a networking experience unlike any other,” he said in a statement yesterday. 

Juniper Asean and Taiwan senior director Perry Sui felt the collaboration with PP Telecommunication will support the state’s digital economy development. 

“PP Telecommunication has always played an important role in the advancement of networking in Malaysia. Through Juniper’s experience-first networking approach, we are committed to helping PP Telecommunication ensure that enterprises and consumers in Sarawak and beyond become better connected and are ready to take on digitalisation,” he said.