TM signs HSBB wholesale deal with Maxis

15 Dec 2010

Malaysian fixed line incumbent Telekom Malaysia has inked a ten-year agreement that will see its wholesale arm provide high-speed connectivity via its High Speed Broadband infrastructure (known as HSBB) to rival operator Maxis Communications, which owns the country’s largest mobile network operator by subscribers, Maxis Mobile. According to Bernama, under the terms of the deal it is understood that Maxis will be able to offer bundled services integrating IP-based products to more than 700,000 homes initially, rising to more than 1.3 million premises by end-2012. Commenting on the development, Maxis CEO Sandip Das said that potential IP-based services it could offer via access to the HSBB included, but were not limited to, IPTV, VoIP, video-on-demand, high-speed internet, telepresence, eHealth, interactive TV and hosting services.

Meanwhile, with TM noting that access services provided via its HSBB network are ‘open to all Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission- (MCMC-) licensed service providers who wish to offer IP-based services and applications to end-users,’ the telco’s CEO, Datuk Seri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, said the company was in negotiations with a number of other providers, with further deals likely to be announced with the next month or two.

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