Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia's Broadband Champion continues to play its role as the nation's leading telecommunications service provider when it sealed a strategic collaboration partnership with Net2One Sdn. Bhd. (Net2One), a new player in the local telecommunications industry.

Net2One - a member of the Altel Holdings, aspires to be the trusted innovative telecommunication solutions provider by providing its enterprise customers with seamless network connectivity, high value managed solutions, pro-active performance management and guaranteed service assurance.

Inking the agreement on behalf of TM was Rozaimy Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global & Wholesale, whilst Net2One was represented by its Chief Operating Officer, Megat Hisham Hassan. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Datuk Bazlan Osman, Executive Director / Group Chief Financial Officer, TM and Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Yaacob, Group Chief Executive Officer of Altel Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

Speaking at the event, Datuk Bazlan Osman said: "Malaysia is a growing market and our customers continue to demand for high-performing bandwidth services to support both business and personal needs. As such, working with Net2One will ensure bandwidth is readily accessible for Net2One customers via our network. With this collaboration, both TM and Net2One will be able to leverage on each other's core expertise, resulting in better services and connectivity for the end customers. This collaboration re-iterates TM's support towards the Government's call for network infrastructure sharing and further strengthens our position as a neutral wholesale service provider."

"We are pleased to partner with TM to kick-start our entry into the market," said Nik Abdul Aziz. "Via such smart partnership, Net2One will be able to bring value to the Altel Group of companies, namely Altel Communications and MYTV Broadcasting, in expediting their roll-out. Being a new player, we believe strategic collaboration in the area of network infrastructure and wholesale services will be an effective go-to-market approach to optimise our business operations," added Nik.

TM as Malaysia's leading telecommunications infrastructure provider will optimise its extensive nationwide network infrastructure coverage to provide Net2One with cost effective and high capacity bandwidth services. This collaboration will then enable Net2One to extend its network reach, shorten its time to market and strengthen its product offerings namely Managed Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access and Private Leased Circuit.

As the one-stop centre consolidating all network connectivity requirements of the Altel Group, Net2One will be able to tap on TM's strength of nationwide fibre coverage and network platform to primarily serve its Group. In the medium term, Net2One hopes to be able to offer a value proposition to the companies within the Al-Bukhary Group and eventually expand its offerings to the overall enterprise markets to support the continuous and ever-growing demand for higher bandwidth. This will ultimately enable Net2One to offer comprehensive and quality services to its customers.