Malaysia’s Maxis Communications has revealed that it will have almost 500 buildings in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor connected to its fibre-optic network by the end of 2010, according to the Star Online. Maxis has said that so far around 340 buildings have linked to its fibre network in the Klang Valley, of which 100 were newly connected within the twelve months to end-December 2009.
Unlike rival TIME dotCom, which launched fibre-based fixed broadband services for residential users last week, Maxis’ focus for its fibre connections remains the business and corporate market. To that end, Maxis has also announced that it has inked a deal to provide fixed line services to GT Tower in Kuala Lumpur. The 30-storey building will be managed by Macro Lynx, and commenting on the deal Fitri Abdullah, Maxis’ vice president and head of enterprise and carrier business, said: ‘Macro Lynx will be able to leverage on Maxis’ fixed fibre network which allows both parties to expand their service area and improve on services to customers and we have also provided comprehensive coverage.’