Maxis continues to expand its fibre broadband footprint in the country, with a clear ambition to be Malaysia’s leading converged solutions company. On Thursday, the telco inked an Access Agreement with Allo Technology Sdn Bhd (Allo), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for the provision of High Speed Broadband (HSBB) Network Services. The partnership will enable Maxis to bring fibre connectivity to even more homes and businesses in Cyberjaya and Bangsar South in the Klang Valley, and Jasin in Melaka. This also makes Maxis TNB’s first Retail Service Provider (RSP) for HSBB throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
The agreement with Allo is the fourth major HSBB Access Agreement that Maxis has signed after TM, SACOFA and CT Sabah. With that, Maxis can now lay claim to have the widest fibre broadband access in the country, covering over 3.7 million premises. This also includes its own fibre network infrastructure.
With the partnership, Maxis will be able to leverage on Allo’s HSBB Network Services enable Maxis to offer its differentiated converged proposition with fibre services to homes and businesses throughout the peninsular. Meanwhile, Allo will provide the groundwork for all access infrastructure up to customers’ premises. Maxis will manage the retail and services end.
The agreement also reinforces Maxis’ commitment towards the government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), which has the aim to improve broadband quality and coverage, reduce broadband prices, and provide Internet access across all spectrums of society.
Gokhan Ogut, Chief Executive Officer, Maxis said, “We have been aggressively expanding our fixed services footprint, as the base platform upon which we will continue to launch our 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.”
“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 whereby ALLO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TNB, can also leverage on Maxis’s network infrastructure to deliver service to the customers, said Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan, President/Chief Executive Officer, Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
In January this year, Allo successfully implemented a pilot project for NFCP in Jasin, Melaka—connecting 1,100 homes with high-speed broadband internet. It is in the process of expanding its HSBB coverage that’s targeted to cover more than 135,000 homepasses.
Maxis answered the government and consumers’ call for faster, more affordable broadband with the rollout of its Fibrenation campaign last August 2018. It introdued broadband plans up to 65 percent cheaper than previously offered, and spurred an overwhelming response from the market. Following that Maxis pushed the boundaries further in April this year with even higher speed offerings—300Mbps, 500Mbps, and 800Mbps—available for both consumers and businesses.
For more info on Maxis fibre broadband, visit https://www.maxis.com.my/fibrenation