Celcom, Digi and Maxis Announces Collaboration In Fibre Infrastructure Development
Celcom has just announced that they have signed a joint Definitive Agreement with Digi and Maxis to jointly develop and share fibre infrastructure. This joint agreement allows the three Malaysian telco companies allows for faster and more efficient deployment of fibre backhaul to base stations and avoiding duplication of fibre infrastructure in the country.
Celcom, Digi and Maxis: TELCOS! ASSEMBLE!
This collaboration will enable improved widespread of 4G connectivity to all Malaysians and increase the country’s fibre infrastructure in line with ambitions under the National Digital Infrastructure Plan (JENDELA), as well as preparing for tower infrastructure for a 5G future.
Furthermore, the three companies will share their expertise in designing, building, commissioning, operating, and maintaining related fibre infrastructure nationwide. This is useful in accelerating a joint rollout. The operators will also work on intensifying the sharing of fibre infrastructure and enhancing mutual swapping arrangements. The reasoning behind the collaboration between Celcom, Digi and Maxis is to leverage the strengths of fibre technology to complement microwave in providing an efficient backhaul combination.
While the microwave technology will bring the advantages of fast deployment, nevertheless fibre infrastructure upgrades will enable the three operators to be better prepared for internet traffic growth, especially in high impact areas.
This announcement follows Celcom, Digi and Maxis’ signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) a year ago. The memorandum is meant to explore leveraging each other’s resources to deploy a wider, more efficient fibre network, signifying a progress milestone in advancing Malaysia towards a digital nation with the provision of quality digital connectivity nationwide.
Furthermore, as Malaysia accelerates its plan for 5G deployment as part of MyDIGITAL’s ambition, a denser, fibre-rich infrastructure will be needed to deliver 5G’s key performance indicators: low latency, higher data speeds, ultra-high reliability and capacity to manage more connected devices.
This collaboration will last for 20 years with plans for joint build and swapping arrangements well underway which is expected to take place hereafter. Other telco companies are also able to tap into additional network capacity from the three telcos.
Pokdepinion: If it provides better and faster service than I’m all for it.