Malaysia’s fixed line and broadband incumbent Telekom Malaysia™ is currently in negotiations with 13 operators regarding the sale of wholesale broadband capacity on its forthcoming high speed broadband (HSBB) network. Commenting on the talks TM group CEO, Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, said: ‘For the wholesale service, we have to engage and understand their (access seekers) business requirements. The service delivered to them is customised and peculiar to their needs. It takes time to do this.’ TM has not revealed the name of any parties it is in discussion with.
The news follows reports earlier this week that TM had begun the physical work for the laying of the HSBB access infrastructure in 22 exchange areas; the operator is expected to roll out services in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Bangsar, Subang Jaya and Shah Alam by the end of 2009.