Malaysia’s Celcom has announced a deal with Allo – a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian multinational electricity company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – which will reportedly enable it to extend the reach for its fixed broadband offerings. According to The Malaysian Reserve under the terms of the agreement Celcom will immediately be able to expand its market reach to additional 80,000 homes in selected areas within the cities of Melaka, Perak and Cyberjaya.
News of the agreement comes just days after Allo announced plans to pass a further 150,000 premises in the states of Melaka, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and the East Coast of Malaysia with its gigabit fibre network. It has been confirmed, meanwhile, that Celcom will also be able to provide services in these newly-covered locations as Allo’s infrastructure is rolled out.
Further, as part of a pilot programme, Celcom and Allo will provide free connectivity to selected premises in Melaka; according to the report, chosen families from a few towns in Melaka, including Felda Kemendor in Jasin, will be given six months of free high speed broadband.
Idham Nawawi, Celcom’s chief executive, was cited as saying of the matter: ‘This agreement also serves as an extension of our continuous journey for converged connectivity, marking another collaboration and milestone.’