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Malaysian property developer M101 to create 'integrated metropolitan hub'

AvantiKumar | Dec. 4, 2015
M101 Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding with four IT companies - Alcatel-Lucent, Nutanix, Select TV and Panduit.

M101 holdings 

Photo - (From left) Kevin Choong, Area Sales Manager of Panduit; Desmond Ong, Managing Director of Malaysia & Brunei of Nutanix; Dato' Joseph Yap Teng Hien, Executive Director of Meridian 101 Degree Sdn Bhd; Dato' Seth Yap, Executive Director of M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd; Datuk Chua Eng Pu, Executive Director of M101 Holdings Sdn Bhd; Lim Chiam Teck, Country Manager of Alcatel-Lucent; and Goh Chung Sen, CEO of Select TV.

 

Malaysian property developer M101 Holdings is to create integrated cloud-driven metropolitan hubs for new development projects following a partnership with four IT companies - Alcatel-Lucent, Nutanix, Select TV and Panduit.

Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) sighed recently in Kuala Lumpur, M101 Holdings intends to incorporate the cloud-based integrated solution to all its future property development starting off with M101 Dang Wangi and M101 Bukit Bintang properties. Both properties, which have a total GDV (gross development value) of RM600 million are expected to be completed in 2017.

"M101 Holdings is determined to progress and continue providing the best and beyond to our customers. Today's collaboration, valued at RM4.7 (US$1.11) million is our commitment in realizing our aspiration to be a serious contender in the property market," said Dato' Seth Yap, executive director of M101 Holdings.

He said that the integrated metropolitan solution will comprise a triple play system using Alcatel-Lucent's Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON) technology which provides video, data and voice into a single network. Alcatel-Lucent's modem-sized devices will then be connected to Select TV's IPTV system for in-room entertainment. To ensure consistent 24x7multimedia streaming, both M101 Dang Wangi and M101 Bukit Bintang properties will be wired up with Panduit's point-to-point high quality fibre optic cables that run at speeds of up to 1Gbps.

Both properties will then be connected via Nutanix's new multi-premise technology, which allows for one location to host the hotel property management software that can be shared with other locations through the cloud-based server, he added.

The MoU was signed by both Dato' Seth Yap and Datuk Chua Eng Pu, executive director of M101 Holdings with Lim Chiam Teck, country manager (Global Enterprise & Public Sector), Alcatel-Lucent, Goh Chung Sen, chief executive officer of Select TV,  Desmond Ong, managing director of Malaysia & Brunei from Nutanix and Kevin Choong, area sales manager of Panduit.

 Merging strengths
 
"Our partners were identified and selected for their specialisation and we sought to merge their strengths to produce an optimal IT solution for our M101 Dang Wangi and M101 Bukit Bintang properties as we believe this is crucial in meeting the expectations of our potential customers who are seeking modern commercial facilities and contemporary residential living," Yap added

M101 Dang Wangi and M101 Bukit Bintang properties will be identical in concept providing integrated commercial and retail development with SoFo (small office/flexible office) features. The upper floors will house the hotel while the lower floors will comprise the individual suites. The carpark area and retail space will be on the ground and first floors of the buildings.

"The idea of building an integrated metropolitan is to centralize various city conveniences combining properties like hotels, commercial units, retail outlets, entertainment features for consumers to form a prolonged interaction with each service and facility. This diversifies consumption and increases spending," said Datuk Chua Eng Pu, executive director of M101 Holdings.

"M101 believes in investing in long term interests and keeping partial ownership of the properties to ensure that they flourish and ultimately enrich parts of the city of where our properties are located," Chua said

Future properties to be incorporated with the integrated metropolitan solution include M101 Sky Wheel, M101 Railway Station and M101 Kampung Attap.

Named after Malaysia's coordinates (Kuala Lumpur is located 101 degree east of the prime meridian), was founded by Dato' Seth Yap and Datuk Chua Eng Pu in 2012.

 

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