Telekom Malaysia to deploy new point of presence in Laos

30 Mar 2016

Telekom Malaysia has reportedly arranged to establish a new PoP in Laos in collaboration with the Lao National Internet Centre (LANIC). According to Telecom Asia, as per the agreement LANIC will host and provide infrastructure for the PoP via its international data centre in Vientiane, while TM will use the PoP to provide alternative connectivity options to its customers and address growing demand for international internet bandwidth in Laos. Further, it has been claimed that the new PoP will enable services including IPVPN, IP transit and global Ethernet services.

Commenting on the development, Asri Jaafar, TM’s VP for product marketing and operations, was cited as saying: ‘This alliance with LANIC will further strengthen our regional footprint in Southeast Asia … Through the new PoP, TM will be able to offer a vast range of services at a competitive price, going in and out from Laos through diversified routes via submarine and terrestrial cables, connecting to our existing on-net network presence.’

Laos, Malaysia, Lao National Internet Centre (LANIC), Telekom Malaysia