TM managing director / group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly (Photo by SAIFULLIZAN TAMADI)

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KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd to leverage on each other’s core expertise and capabilities to accelerate fibre broadband network reach in Malaysia.

Both companies said this is in line with Malaysia’s move to drive Malaysia’s digital economy.

“The collaboration will leverage on the combined strengths and capabilities of both companies to further accelerate national broadband reach and leap-frog the adoption of a connected digital lifestyle and the Internet of Things (IOTs) amongst Malaysians,” they said in a joint statement.

Via the strategic partnership, TM and Huawei said they will play a more proactive developmental role in providing ready infrastructure and ecosystem to support the nation’s growth.

TM managing director / group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly said it aims to accelerate the offering of digital services and solutions to the nation thus further support the government’s aspirations of digital economy.

“As the trusted partner in key nation-building initiatives, TM ensures the safety and security of the nation's strategic and critical infrastructure, and in accelerating the broadband reach for all Malaysians.

“We believe that strategic collaborations such as this MoU is yet another testament of our role as the country’s key enabler for the national communications infrastructure,” he said.

Huawei chief executive officer Baker Zhou said the two companies have been working hand-in-hand for 15 years to connect more people than ever before.

“We are now at the crossroads of digital transformation. With today's MoU, we can share more, innovate better, and work more closely than ever before,” he said.

The MoU is subject to a definitive agreement to be signed between the parties in specific areas and further announcements will be made in due course, as and when appropriate.

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