TM to act selectively on allowing access to HSBB

8 Dec 2009

Malaysian fixed line incumbent Telekom Malaysia™ has revealed it plans to only provide open access to its high speed broadband (HSBB) network to third parties that provide added value to end customers, The Star Online reports. The news source cites comments from TM’s chief executive officer, Datuk Zam Isa, who is reported to have said: ‘What we don’t want to see is value destruction. We are not inclined to want to offer access to a party that merely buys a block of bandwidth from us and resells that to the end user. Any party tapping on HSBB has to bring more value to the customer to enrich the broadband experience. The competition (enabled by HSBB) should be on services, not plain vanilla broadband access.’ The executive however declined to confirm whether TM had agreed its terms and conditions of open access with the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).