TM develops a purpose-built data centre and invests in Nusajaya Tech Park
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Nusajaya Tech Park Sdn Bhd (NTPSB) inked three (3) separate agreements towards developing a flagship tech park in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor. The collaboration covers a broad scope including connectivity, data centre and cloud services, as well as smart services which will be readily available to all locators and business owners in the park.
Strategically located just minutes from the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Expressway, the 210-hectare (519 acres) Nusajaya Tech Park is an integrated, eco-friendly tech park jointly developed by Ascendas, Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions; and UEM Sunrise Berhad (UEM Sunrise) through its wholly owned subsidiary, UEM Land Berhad (UEM Land). To be built in phases over nine (9) years, the first batch of its Ready-Built Facilities is slated for completion by end-2015. When fully developed, the park is expected to house and support some 200 local and international enterprises.
The first agreement will see the construction of a purpose-built data centre at the tech park which will be carried out by NTPSB and operated by VADS Berhad (VADS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TM and one of the nation’s leading Integrated Managed ICT / Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Service Provider. The development of the Nusajaya Data Centre (NJDC) will be implemented in three (3) phases with Phase 1 of the development expected to be ready in the second half of 2016.
The NJDC will be TM’s largest purpose-built data centre. This carrier neutral data centre, with an international network gateway, will serve as a regional hub for VADS Cloud and Managed Data Centre services. With a safe and secured data centre within the vicinity of Nusajaya Tech Park, businesses can reduce their ICT complexities by out-tasking, thereby enjoying low latency international connectivity.
The second agreement saw TM as the preferred service provider for ICT infrastructure and services within the tech park. With this, Nusajaya Tech Park will be High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) ready and businesses can enjoy high quality connectivity from day one of their business operations in the park. Providing business owners at the park with an ICT-ready environment, businesses can opt for additional turn-on services allowing them to operate their business efficiently, thus making business easier for them.
A third agreement was inked between NTPSB and Inneonusa Sdn Bhd – a tripartite joint venture between TM, UEM Land and Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) – to jointly explore the development of smart services that include safety and security services for the tech park. The collaboration will offer a differentiated customer experience to companies in Nusajaya Tech Park where they can truly enjoy a smart and integrated work environment.
Commenting on the partnership agreements, Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM, said, “The establishment of the NJDC and the collaboration on smart services is a step forward in realising the Nusajaya Smart City aspiration. Coupled with TM’s extensive high-speed converged telecommunication infrastructure, we are confident that this will strengthen Malaysia’s position globally. Besides offering a full suite of Managed Data Centre Services, the NJDC will also house our regional Cloud Hub, offering businesses a cost efficient solution for their capital expenditure while giving them the flexibility to grow their business.”
“We are excited about this collaboration which is a first for TM and Ascendas. We hope that we will be able to replicate this partnership for all future developments in the region,” he added.
“We welcome TM to the Nusajaya Tech Park community and are proud to strengthen our park’s position as a preferred location for leading corporations,” said Manohar Khiatani, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas cum Chairman of NTPSB. “The collaboration is a synergistic one that aligns with our vision to create a landmark tech park development in Nusajaya. By offering smart services to our park locators, we reinforce our commitment to providing integrated end-to-end business space solutions to companies. We are confident that Nusajaya Tech Park will continue to play a central role in catalysing industrial growth and creating an eco-system of high value-added industries in Nusajaya and Iskandar Malaysia.”
“Today’s signing is a major milestone for Nusajaya Tech Park which further validates our commitment to establish Gerbang Nusajaya as the gateway to the region, and the commercial and business engine for Nusajaya in Iskandar Malaysia. This also puts us on track for the creation of 22,000 jobs in Nusajaya Tech Park by 2020,” said Raymond Cheah, Chief Operating Officer, Commercial, UEM Sunrise cum Board Member of NTPSB.
The event also saw the attendance of Wan Ahmad Kamal Wan Halim, Executive Vice President, TM, Azhar Omar, State Vice President (Johor), TM, Massimo Migliuolo, Chief Executive Officer of VADS cum Chief Executive Officer of Inneonusa and Kamal Mokri, Chief Financial Officer, Inneonusa while NTPSB were represented by Dato’ Izzaddin Idris, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, UEM Group Berhad, the parent company of UEM Sunrise, Azhar Othman, Chief Financial Officer of UEM Sunrise and William Tay, Chief Executive Officer, Ascendas South East Asia.
About Ascendas Group
Ascendas is Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions with more than 30 years of experience. Based in Singapore, Ascendas has built a strong regional presence and serves a global clientele of over 2,400 customers in 26 cities across 10 countries including Singapore, China, India, South Korea and Vietnam.
Ascendas specialises in masterplanning, developing, managing and marketing IT parks, industrial & logistics parks, business parks, science parks, hi-specs facilities, office and retail spaces. Leveraging on its track record and experience, Ascendas has introduced new business space concepts such as integrated communities and solutions which seamlessly combine high-quality business, lifestyle, retail and hospitality spaces to create conducive human-centric work-live-play-learn environments. Its flagship projects include the Singapore Science Park and Changi City at Changi Business Park in Singapore, International Tech Park Bangalore in India and Ascendas-Xinsu in Suzhou Industrial Park, China. Ascendas provides end-to-end real estate solutions, assisting companies across the entire real estate process.
In November 2002, Ascendas launched Singapore’s first business space trust, Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REIT), and in August 2007, Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) was listed as the first Indian property trust in Asia. In July 2012, Ascendas listed Ascendas Hospitality Trust (A-HTRUST), which comprises a portfolio of quality hotels in Australia, China, Japan and Singapore. Besides managing listed real estate funds, Ascendas also manages a series of private funds with commercial and industrial assets across Asia.
About Inneonusa Sdn Bhd
Inneonusa is a joint-venture company between Intelsec Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd, with UEM Land Bhd and Iskandar Innovations Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iskandar Investment Bhd, to provide smart services to development projects in Nusajaya, Johor.
Inneonusa’s business focus include smart in-building ICT services, private city-wide smart services, smart safety & security services as well as smart infrastructure for the provision and management of smart services.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s broadband champion and leading integrated information and communications group, offers a comprehensive range of communication services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed-line. 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. TM remains steadfast in its transformation into a new generation communications provider to deliver an enhanced and integrated digital lifestyle to all Malaysians, and opening up possibilities through connection, communication and collaboration, towards our shared vision of elevating the nation into a high-income economy.
As a 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 is also a multiple corporate awards winner, having been recognised consistently for our high standards in Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility. TM has most recently been honoured with the Platinum Award for the Overall Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Annual Report of the Year for National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) in 2014, as well as in 2013, 2011 and 2006, and the Industry Excellence Award for Main Board Companies under the Trade & Service category for the 18th consecutive year. In addition, TM has been awarded the NACRA 2014 Platinum Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting, and the Anugerah CSR Perdana Menteri for Best Workplace Practices in 2009 and 2010. TM is also the winner of the Best Sustainability Report Award (SRA) in Malaysia for 2 consecutive years at the 2013 Sustainability Reporting Awards organised by The National Centre for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR) based in Indonesia. TM was named Telecom Service Provider of the Year for the 3rd time at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Excellence Awards as well as the Best Broadband Service Provider of the Year for the 8th time and the Data Communications Service Provider of the Year for the 10th consecutive year.
On the regional front, TM was also recognised as the Fixed Broadband Provider of the Year award at 2013 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards again for the 2nd year running. TM was also awarded the Asia Pacific’s Best Wholesale Ethernet Service Provider for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012 by Metro Ethernet Forum for its commitment in keeping pace with global Ethernet standards. Additionally, the Company was also accorded the Best Broadband Carrier award in the 2012 Telecom Asia Awards.
For further information on TM, visit www.tm.com.my.
About UEM Sunrise Berhad
UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or “the Company”) (Company No. 830144-W) is a public-listed company and one of Malaysia’s leading property developers.
UEM Sunrise has core competencies in macro township development, high-rise residential, commercial, retail and integrated developments, as well as property management and project & construction services.
In Malaysia, the Company is currently undertaking the development of Nusajaya, one of the five flagship zones and key driver of Iskandar Malaysia into a regional city like no other. Upon completion, Nusajaya will become the largest fully integrated urban development in Southeast Asia that will provide significant investment, financial and business opportunities to the economic growth and development of the region.
In the Central Region of Malaysia, UEM Sunrise is responsible for numerous residential, commercial and integrated developments largely within Kuala Lumpur’s affluent Mont’Kiara enclave, Kuala Lumpur city centre as well as in Shah Alam, Selangor and Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
The Company is also the owner and developer of an urban development in Cyberjaya known as Symphony Hills, an exclusive residential development and the country’s first Connected Intelligent Community (“CIC”) offering smart-home features and community connectivity through high-speed broadband.
Internationally, UEM Sunrise’s presence extends into Singapore via Marina One and DUO mixed-use developments as well as in Australia via its Aurora Melbourne Central project. Outside of Asia Pacific, the Company has expanded into Vancouver, Canada through Quintet mixed-use development, and retains a land bank in Durban, South Africa.
UEM Sunrise is the flagship Company for township and property development businesses of UEM Group Berhad (“UEM Group”) and Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”). UEM Group is wholly-owned by Khazanah, the investment holding arm of the Government of Malaysia.
Please visit our website at www.uemsunrise.com
About VADS Berhad
VADS Berhad (VADS) is one of Malaysia’s leading Integrated Managed ICT/BPO Service Provider. Our main activities are ICT Services and Business Process Outsourcing. We bring together people, processes and technologies to enable more effective and dynamic use of information technology and communication. We empower businesses with value-based innovative solutions and services by offering our expertise in what we do best that allows you to focus on what you do best – your core business.
VADS’ team comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures; collaboratively presented hence possess the right mix of skills and experience to drive VADS’ operations from research to architecture development, solutions and project management. The depth and breadth of skills among VADS personnel that are formed with the inclusion of a global outlook are ultimately what set us apart from the rest. By combining our experience and knowledge in the ICT/BPO segment, we offer you the resources to transform your business into a high-quality, smooth-running operation that is more scalable, more secure and more adaptable.
To learn more about VADS and its products and services, log on to www.vads.com.