Photo - Giorgio Migliarina, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, TM (second from left), handing over a memento to Yang Zhuang, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies (third from right) at the recent MoU signing ceremony between Telekom Malaysia Research & Development and FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies.
More research and development (R&D) on advanced optical and wireless communication technologies is one of the objectives behind the partnership agreement between Telekom Malaysia's wholly owned subsidiary, TM Research & Development and China's FiberHome Telecommunications Technologies (FiberHome).
Under the agreement signed by Telekom Malaysia Research & Development (TMR&D) chief executive officer Dr Gopi Kurup with FiberHome representatives - chief technology officer & vice president Yang Zhuang and Taurus Fan, its Southeast Asia president - advancements in the area of Radio over Fibre (RoF) systems is expected.
TMR&D's Kurup said RoF was one cost effective and energy efficient solution for the provision of next generation high speed broadband connectivity in Malaysia. "As an expert in Optical Telecommunication technology, TM R&D will mainly contribute its expertise and experience in that field towards telecommunication frontier projects."
"This collaboration with FiberHome is testament to TM's commitment towards research investment and our achievements spanning more than a decade," he said. "The signing of this memorandum of understanding with a China-based telecommunications company is indeed a significant step towards taking Malaysian research capability and contribution to the global landscape. We are looking forward to embarking on this exciting journey with FiberHome to contribute and further enhance the local and global telecommunication R&D."
The new solutions provided by TMR&D ould also strengthen its plans to penetrate foreign markets and it currently has a number of ready products and tools developed for this purpose, said Kurup.
Also present during the signing were Dato' Danapalan TP Vinggrasalam, chairman of TMR&D and He Shuping, president of FiberHome.
"FiberHome is fairly rich in telecommunication technologies research and development, especially in the field of fibre optic communications. We do hope to collaborate more with TMR&D, and gain a series of research achievements with industrial applications," said He Shuping.
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