Pacnet bags Malaysian NSP concession

25 Jan 2010

Pacnet, an independent Asian internet communications service provider with a presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Australia, India, Thailand and Malaysia, has announced that it has acquired a Network Service Provider (NSP) licence from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The telco claims that the decision will pave the way for businesses and carriers in Malaysia to access high bandwidth international network connectivity solutions backed by its extensive subsea cable network, with Bill Barney, Pacnet CEO, noting: ‘Malaysia is a key growth market for Pacnet and receiving the NSP licence allows us to move into the next phase of our aggressive growth strategy here. This will also enable us to deliver additional international connectivity into Malaysia to support its vision of achieving a household broadband penetration rate of 50% by the end of 2010.’ Meanwhile, Datin Nohrhizan Ibrahim, Country Manager for Pacnet Malaysia, said of the development: ‘With the NSP licence, we can meet this growing demand by delivering our premium capacity services including our Global International Private Line (IPL) and Global Ethernet IPL (EIPL) services, to businesses and carriers here…These new services will provide a greater choice of international connectivity solutions, in addition to our existing range of solutions including IP Transit and our IP VPN service that is offered with five classes of service.’ The telco already offers a full suite of managed and hosted services to small and medium enterprises, multi-national corporations and carriers in Malaysia, as well as internet access and connectivity solutions.

Pacnet was formed by the merger of Asia Netcom and Hong Kong’s Pacific Internet, and owns and operates EAC-C2C, the region’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 10.24Tbps.

Malaysia, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Pacnet (Malaysia)