Wednesday, December 23, 2009

TM rolls out 1Gbps broadband in Melaka

MELAKA, Dec 23 — Broadband Internet service in Melaka is now at one gigabit per second (1Gbps) following the launch of Melaka Metro Ethernet (Melaka Metro-E) today.

Telekom Malaysia chief executive, Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said that for a start, the Melaka Metro-E network has been fixed in 27 buildings occupied by the state government departments and agencies at a cost of RM5 million.

The new network will enable TM to upgrade and offer the latest voice, Internet and data services such as its Internet Protocal-based virtual network portal and its TM Direct services, he told reporters after the launch of Melaka Metro-E, here, today.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam launched the service.

Among the 27 buildings to enjoy the network facility will be the Seri Negeri, Wisma Seri Negeri, Melaka International Trade Centre, Melaka Media House, the K-Ekonomi Inkubator building and Yayasan Melaka.

Zamzamzairani said through the upgrading of the network capacity, the government departments and agencies of Melaka will be able to communicate better and more effectively.

The technology also offers a higher level of data protection, cost effective maintenance rate and advanced broadband technology without barriers.

The network service offered to the state government is based on the industry standard Carrier Class Ethernet which can be expanded to other locations.

Zamzamzairani said TM was also working with Melaka ICT Holdings (MICTH) to develop wireless broadband for the entire state through the concept of hotzones and hotspots.

He said the domestic broadband penetration rate in Melaka was now at 29 per cent and that TM was looking into increasing the rate with the help of the state government.

Mohd Ali said the launching of Melaka Metro-E will not only raise the capacity of services from the government departments and agencies but also attract more investors to the state.

He also called on TM and MICTH to organise more seminars to create awareness and encourage the use broadband services among the people. — Bernama

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