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Malaysian Telco awards RM32 million contract to French company

AvantiKumar | Aug. 19, 2008
TM chooses French IP broadband access solution.

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 AUGUST 2008 - Malaysian telecommunications provider Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has chosen French communications giant Alcatel-Lucent to supply an Internet protocol (IP)-based fixed broadband access solution that will help roll out triple play services.

Triple play services involve the provisioning of two broadband services - high-speed Internet access and television - and a narrowband service telephone - over a single broadband connection.

The two-year project, worth RM32 (US$9.54) million, in collaboration with local ICT solution provider KUB Telekomunikasi Sdn Bhd (KUBTel), would allow TM to cost-effectively roll out triple play services and extend its nationwide coverage.  

Shared responsibilities

Alcatel-Lucent would be responsible for the network integration and maintenance, while KUBTel would install and commission the system, also providing nationwide technical support.

Alcatel-Lucent Malaysia country manager and managing director, Pierre Cheyron, said: This project reinforces our strategic relationship with KUBTel and TM, which has already selected Alcatel-Lucent's Metro Ethernet and aggregation solutions.  With our industry-leading IP broadband access, TM is now equipped with the key component of Alcatel-Lucent's Triple Play Services Delivery Architecture.

Cheyron added that Alcatel-Lucent would supply its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) and the related 5523 AWS Element Manager.


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