Swedish vendor Nokia says it has been selected by Malaysia’s Allo – a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian multinational electricity company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – to deploy a gigabit fibre network in the states of Melaka, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and East Coast of Malaysia. In a press release outlining the deal, Nokia said the deployment, which includes its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution and Access Management System, will be completed by the end of Q2 2021, with the infrastructure passing nearly 150,000 premises. Nokia claims the ‘future-ready’ fibre network will enable Allo to increase its revenue as it will be able to support new use cases like smart cities, smart poles, edge automation, 5G backhaul, and enterprise services.
In addition to the GPON rollout, meanwhile, Allo is also reported to be conducting field trials with Nokia’s next generation XGS-PON products, which could be deployed where the network requires even greater bandwidth – i.e. with up to 10Gbps (symmetrical) connectivity.
Commenting, Allo CEO Rodzi Ahmad said: ‘We are pleased to partner with Nokia to bring the next generation fibre services to our enterprise and residential users. By utilising Nokia’s expertise, we will be able to accelerate the rollout of fibre services over the next two years. This enables us to offer high-speed broadband to a greater number of people in keeping with the vision of Malaysia’s fiberisation initiative. Together Allo and Nokia will continue working towards the ultimate goal of improving broadband connectivity in Malaysia.’