KUALA LUMPUR, 12 FEBRUARY 2009 Telekom Malaysia (TM) has announced a collaboration with communications firm Verizon Business to develop a local Internet Protocol (IP) to drive advanced data services.
Representatives of both companies said that the new local internet hub to go live in the second quarter of 2009 supports delivery of IP-enabled communications to companies in Malaysia, and the immediate region.
TM group chief executive officer Dato' Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said the new node supported the Malaysian agenda of turning the country into a regional hub for internet peering and networking. The Malaysian government is working to enhance its national telecommunications infrastructure to ensure it has the capacity to support its local service providers' needs as well as to position Malaysia as a regional bandwidth provider.
TM is Malaysia's main integrated information and communications group, with extensive global connectivity.
Verizon owns and operates one of the most expansive IP backbone networks in the world, and is a recognised leader in the delivery of global Internet protocol-based enterprise communications.
High end at competitive prices
Verizon Business vice president, strategy and finance, John Doherty, said: The Asia-Pacific region is a key investment location for many of our multinational customers, and has a significant number of companies already operating in, or expanding into, the global marketplace.
The establishment of a Malaysian Internet node is a milestone for both TM and Malaysia. TM's Dato' Zam Isa said: By working with Verizon Business to establish this IP node, TM will be able to offer high-end network services at competitive prices. We believe this will enhance our ability to offer high-quality IP-based services to local service providers and hence companies with operations in Malaysia.
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