By Word Slinger | Friday, April 6, 2012
Asian Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd (ABN), Malaysia’s first digital cable TV network has appointed Fibrecomm Network (M) Sdn Bhd (Fibrecomm) as its first backbone network service provider to roll out its last-mile fibre optic cables to Malaysian homes. Under this agreement, Fibrecomm will be providing ABN with high-speed bandwidth connectivity and its Co-Location Facilities to house ABN’s network equipment. This newly-sealed partnership will speed up ABN’s roll-out of TV, high-speed broadband, voice and other multimedia services to its customers seamlessly, utilizing Fibrecomm’s existing backbone network that runs on high bandwidth speed capacity.
ABN President and Chief Executive Officer, Sreedhar Subramaniam
“Here at ABN, we are well on track to launch our services by this second quarter to over 1.3 million homes as part of our first phase plan. Fibrecomm provides reliable network performance, short time-to-market, cost effective solution and quality service. We are confident our partnership with Fibrecomm will reaffirm our commitment to offer Malaysians an interactive and high quality educational, information and entertainment content with no service interruption at affordable rates,” ABN President and Chief Executive Officer, Sreedhar Subramaniam said.
“ABN is set to achieve its vision of providing “Access for All” to bridge the digital divide, thereby contributing towards making Malaysia a high-income nation in our drive to reach a fully developed nation status”
ABN has targeted 17 prime locations in the next 24 months throughout Malaysia to deliver its digital cable TV network services. These locations include major residential areas in the Klang Valley, Northern and Southern regions, as well as, East Coast.
“ABN is set to achieve its vision of providing “Access for All” to bridge the digital divide, thereby contributing towards making Malaysia a high-income nation in our drive to reach a fully developed nation status,” Sreedhar Subramaniam added.
Chief Executive Officer of Fibrecomm, Ang Meng Hee said, “Fibrecomm is well-equipped with the right technological expertise and network infrastructure to provide seamless intercity and cross border connectivity solution for the Malaysian market and beyond. Fibrecomm’s network uses state-of-the-art technology based on Next Generation optical products, embedded with leading-edge optical technologies that offers not only high speed transmission bit rates up to 100 Gbps per wavelength but also has the capability and flexibility of expanding the wavelength capacity up to 80 channels thus making it very cost-efficient and easy to deploy”.
Fibrecomm has installed more than 110,000 kilometers of fibre to form a unique transport and access network connecting its numerous Point-of-Presence (POP) spanning across Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.
Sreedhar also said that ABN will continue to establish and strengthen their alliances with technology companies of world class standards such as Fibrecomm and Motorola Mobility USA in line with ABN’s aspirations to be a leading digital cable TV network provider.
7 April, 2012