Telekom Malaysia in Axiata deal to provide 4G infrastructure

30 October 2017 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


Axiata’s tower subsidiary Edotco is to work with Telekom Malaysia to provide infrastructure for the country’s LTE operators.

The two companies said they have signed an agreement to work together for all mobile operators in the country.

“This partnership allows us to share and converge our capabilities towards accelerating Malaysia to be digitally connected,” said Mohammed Shazalli Ramly, group CEO of Telekom Malaysia (TM).

Under the collaboration, TM will provide its next generation backhaul services to connect mobile operators’ cell sites with their core network. TM and Edotco Malaysia will also explore opportunities to provide common infrastructure via smart centralised radio access network services. This will allow mobile operators to expand their mobile footprint in dense urban areas.

The collaboration is subject to a definitive agreement that will be finalised within six months from the signing of the deal, said TM and Edotco.

Wan Zainal Adileen, chief country officer for Edotco Malaysia, said: “Collaborating with TM marks another milestone in Edotco Malaysia’s mission to innovate the telecommunications industry with smart infrastructure. We are excited about synergising our skill sets and are looking to fiberise more sites in the next three years.”

Shazalli added: “TM is proud to be given the opportunity to fulfil our role as the strategic partner in the country’s economic development.”