Malaysian fixed line incumbent Telekom Malaysia™ has announced that it is expanding the coverage of its high speed broadband network (HSBB), according to Bernama. The telco has said that it is launching commercial HSBB services at a further 18 exchanges by the end of next month, adding to the four exchanges where it already offers speeds of up to 20Mbps, and both residential and industrial zones are included in the new regions of operation. Residential areas to be covered include Wangsa Maju, Sungai Buloh, Melawat and Kepong in Selangor, and Cyberjaya, Putrajaya and Damansara in the Federal Territory. Meanwhile industrial zones set to gain access to HSBB products include Kulim Hi-Tech Park (Kedah), Bayan Baru (Penang), Senai and Permas (Johor).
Alongside the announcement of expanded coverage TM also revealed that to date it has spent a total of MYR2.3 billion (USD695 million) on the HSBB project, and it said that the network rollout currently reached around 375,000 premises, with around 3,200 having signed up for high speed services so far.