MCT SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEM COMPLETES ITS CONNECTIVITY ROUTE VIA MALAYSIA
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s Convergence Champion continues to play its role as the nation’s No. 1 Converged Communications Services Provider when the Company announced the completion of the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) submarine cable system at an event held in Cambodia recently.
The momentous event, attended by Samdech Techo HUN Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E. Mr. Tram Iv Tek, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, as well as numerous other local and international VIPs, marks the beginning of a new era of improved and secured internet connection for the region. MCT will also be ASEAN’s latest business catalyst that promises greater service efficiency and reduced tariffs for the region.
Commenting on this latest achievement, Mohamad Rozaimy Abd. Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global Wholesale, TM said, “TM is indeed proud to represent Malaysia in yet another esteemed regional project and to be given the opportunity to partner with Telcotech of Cambodia and Symphony Communication of Thailand in connecting the region. The MCT cable system will definitely play an important role to the business growth of ASEAN especially in telecommunication sector and it will become the catalyst for other growing industries in Indochina that requires telecommunication infrastructure as communication is an essential element for current businesses in this era. The completion of MCT submarine cable system marks another major milestone for TM as the regional managed wholesale player towards enhancing the ASEAN connectivity. Furthermore, TM supports and promotes any initiatives towards the success of Asean regional economic integration specifically the Asean Economic Community (AEC) through enhanced infrastructure and communications connectivity.”
TM signed the agreement for a joint investment with Telcotech (an EZECOM company) of Cambodia and Symphony Communication of Thailand for the development of MCT submarine cable system back in May 2015. MCT is Cambodia’s first submarine cable which spans approximately 1,300 km and will position Cambodia as the gateway to Asia which enables Cambodia to harvest the Asia traffic and extend the connectivity to ASEAN and the rest of the world via Malaysia.
TM is a well experienced investor in the domestic, regional and global submarine cable development and investments. With more than 20 submarine cable systems owned and leased spanning more than 320,000 fibre-route kilometres around the globe, TM provides connectivity via several routes across the Asia-Pacific and the North American regions. Leveraging on its extensive global connectivity, network infrastructure and collective expertise, TM also operates at/ from 24 strategic international Points-of-Presence (PoPs) located across 18 countries worldwide.
TM is a member of various submarine cable systems consortiums in the region, which include Asia America Gateway Cable Network (AAG), South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe Cable System 3 (SEA-ME-WE3 – SMW3), SEA-ME-WE4 (SMW4), Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2), Batam-Rengit Cable System (BRIGHT), Batam-Dumai-Melaka Cable System (BDM), Dumai-Melaka Cable System (DMCS), Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG), the latest; SEA-ME-WE5 (SMW5), and TM’s very own Cahaya Malaysia. TM also invests in other cable systems such as Japan – US Cable Network (JUSCN) and South Atlantic 3 / Western Africa Submarine Cable / South Africa Far East (SAT-3/WASC/SAFE).
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s Convergence Champion and No. 1 Converged Communications Services Provider offers a comprehensive suite of communication services and solutions in fixed (telephony and broadband), mobility, content, WiFi and smart services. As a market leader, TM is driven by stakeholder value creation in a highly competitive environment. The Group places emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational efficiency and productivity.
Leveraging on our extensive global connectivity, network infrastructure and collective expertise, TM is well positioned to propel Malaysia as a regional Internet hub and digital gateway for South-East Asia.
As a multiple award winning model corporate citizen committed to good governance and transparency, TM continues its pledge to ensure the integrity of our processes, people and reputation as well as the sustainability of our operations. Our Corporate Responsibility (CR) ethos reinforces responsible behavior in the four main domains of the marketplace, workplace, the community and the environment. With a focus on ICT, the Group further promotes 3 major platforms i.e. education, community/nation-building and environment, through our Reaching Out programmes.
TM will continue to leverage on the strategic investments made earlier in webe and TM Business Solutions to realise its Convergence and “Go Digital” aspirations as its moves beyond connectivity services into new value added digital services. The Company is embarking on a holistic approach covering customer experience, process optimisation and new business opportunities. This entails building a digitally aware and smarter workforce that acts as a catalyst to the digital transformation of TM, thus powering Malaysia’s digital economy
TM looks forward to serving customers with relevant convergence propositions via the 5 pillars of Smarter Living, Smarter Businesses, Smarter Cities, Smarter Communities and a Smarter Nation – delivering a seamless digital experience and integrated business solutions to cater to individual lifestyle and business communication needs – towards making “Life and Business Easier for a Better Malaysia”.
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