TM signed contract value of RM2 billion with DNB to provide fibre connectivity

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With the commercial launch of 5G services in Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur (some spots), Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) just recently announced the signing of a Fibre Leasing Service agreement with Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) to speed up the deployment of the Government-owned 5G network nationwide. The term sheet agreement is a total contract value of RM2 billion over 10 years.

Under this new partnership, DNB will be able to leverage TM’s extensive fibre and network infrastructure and subscribe to TM’s 5G RAN-to-Edge Fronthaul and Backhaul solution for the provision of fibre connectivity, enabling DNB to provide 5G network services nationwide. At the same time, TM will provide DNB with 5G fibre leasing services for connectivity
between DNB’s 5G mobile sites and nodes, leveraging on TM’s domestic fibre cable network spanning over 640,000 km across Malaysia.

Before this, TM along with other fibre providers in Malaysia had participated in the 5G Fiber Leasing Request for Quotation (RFQ) exercise conducted by DNB in June 2021. Imri Mokhtar, the Group CEO of TM said that DNB's 5G network will provide 5G services and solutions for homes, SMEs, enterprises and public sector customers.

The contract was signed by Imri alongside Amar Huzaimi Md Deris, Executive Vice President, TM Wholesale while DNB was represented by Augustus Ralph Marshall, Chief Executive Officer and Dushyanthan Vaithiyanathan, Chief Operating Officer.

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