TM, TMS INK COL­LAB­O­RA­TION

Com­pa­nies to pro­vide in­fra­struc­ture for pro­vi­sion of Smart C-RAN in Putrajaya

New Straits Times - - Business -

TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd (TM) inked a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Touch Mind­scape Sdn Bhd (TMS) yes­ter­day to de­ploy the Smart Cen­tralised Ra­dio Ac­cess Net­work (Smart C-RAN), its new cel­lu­lar net­work ar­chi­tec­ture so­lu­tion for the Smart Putrajaya project.

Un­der the agree­ment, TM and TMS will pro­vide com­mon in­fra­struc­ture to Mo­bile Net­work Op­er­a­tors (MNOs) for the pro­vi­sion of Smart C-RAN ser­vices in Putrajaya.

TMS will pro­vide not only the street­pole struc­tures, but also telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion equip­ment, en­tail­ing the com­mon shar­ing of an­tenna and other spe­cialised equip­ment.

TM ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent (Global Whole­sale) Mo­hamad Roza­imy Abd Rah­man signed the part­ner­ship agree­ment on be­half of TM, while TMS was rep­re­sented by its di­rec­tor, Raja Datuk Mu­fik Af­fandi Raja Khalid.

The event was also at­tended by the Tengku Mahkota of Pa­hang Tengku Abdullah Sul­tan Ahmad Shah.

At the same event, TM also signed a sep­a­rate Smart C-RAN Ser­vice Agree­ment with TM Group’s Mobility Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence, webe dig­i­tal Sdn Bhd (webe).

The agree­ment was signed by Roza­imy on be­half of TM, while webe was rep­re­sented by chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Azizi A. Hadi.

With the agree­ment, webe has be­come the first mo­bile net­work op­er­a­tor to sub­scribe to the Smart C-RAN ser­vice.

Prior to the sign­ing, TM signed a col­labora­tive agree­ment with Per­badanan Putrajaya (PPj) that is also a Mas­ter Agree­ment for the Smart Putrajaya project.

These col­lab­o­ra­tions bode well to­wards estab­lish­ing a dig­i­tal ecosys­tem for Putrajaya, with PPj as the lo­cal author­ity, TMS as the tech­nol­ogy part­ner and webe as the mo­bile net­work op­er­a­tor.

“These strate­gic agree­ments har­ness the strengths of each party in en­sur­ing the suc­cess of the Smart Putrajaya project.

“Par­tic­u­larly com­pelling, the col­lab­o­ra­tions will fa­cil­i­tate the es­tab­lish­ment of a dig­i­tal ecosys­tem for Putrajaya by pro­vid­ing bet­ter mo­bile and WiFi ac­cess for its com­mu­ni­ties, with the po­ten­tial adop­tion of smart city so­lu­tions in the fu­ture,” said Roza­imy.

TM’s Smart C-RAN is a new cel­lu­lar net­work ar­chi­tec­ture so­lu­tion for fu­ture mo­bile net­work in­fra­struc­ture, par­tic­u­larly on Ra­dio Ac­cess Net­work (RAN).

It pro­vides a cen­tralised RAN ar­chi­tec­ture that sup­port 2G, 3G and 4G Long Term Evo­lu­tion (LTE) sys­tems and fu­ture wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion stan­dards, ad­dress­ing huge ca­pac­ity re­quire­ments, space con­straints as well as pre­serv­ing the aes­thetic val­ues of ur­ban cityscapes.

To date, TM has suc­cess­fully com­pleted its Smart C-RAN pi­lot site and is in the progress of de­ploy­ing the re­main­ing sites, as agreed be­tween TM and PPj.

PIC COURTESY OF TM

(Seated, from left) Touch Mind­scape Sdn Bhd (TMS) di­rec­tor Raja Datuk Mu­fik Af­fandi Raja Khalid, Telekom Malaysia (TM) ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent (Global Whole­sale) Mo­hamad Roza­imy Abd

Rah­man and webe dig­i­tal Sdn Bhd chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Azizi A. Hadi sign­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ment. With them are (back row, from left) for­mer TM group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Tan Sri Zamza­mzairani Mohd Isa, Tengku Mahkota of Pa­hang Tengku Abdullah Sul­tan Ahmad Shah and Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Com­mis­sion chair­man Datuk Seri Dr Halim Shafie.

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