Executive Vice President Enterprise Business TM One, Wan Ahmad Kamal, (right) and Vertical Director Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) TM One, Carol Wang, (left) speaks on customers’ expectation, overall outlook on BFSI segment and growth trend at Menara TM, Jalan Pantai Baharu. [NSTP/AZHAR RAMLI]


KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is set to launch TM One twin core Klang Valley Data Centre (KVDC) in Cyberjaya by end April.

This initiative is part of the telecommunication company's continued expansion of its service offerings under its enterprise and public sector business solutions arm, TM One.

The data centre is the second of two major facilities planned by TM to meet the anticipated demand for growth driven by data and hosting technologies.

"We continued to invest heavily in infrastructure to better serve our customers. At TM, we are proposing to our customers to let us manage their non-core businesses so they can focus on the core part of their businesses.

"A year and a half ago, we launched our third-tier data centre in Iskandar Putri. The twin core data centre in Cyberjaya is almost ready. Both data centres are connected by a high speed backbone," TM One Enterprise Business executive vice president Wan Ahmad Kamal told The New Straits Times in an interview recently.

However, he did not disclosed the investment value for the KVDC.

TM had in November 2017, invested up to RM300 million for the development of TM One Iskandar Puteri Data Centre (IPDC), located at Nusajaya Technology Park.

The IPDC currently has a total space of 30,000 sq ft, however, TM has the option to increase total space to up to 90,000 sq ft, depending on the demand from customers.

The KVDC, on the other hand, will have a total gross floor area of 400,000 sq ft.

TM One Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) general manager Carol Wang said the twin core would be well-suited for banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) customers as the industry is looking towards digitalisation as part of business agenda.

"A lot of our BFSI customers are looking at one application or database to be hosted somewhere instead of them keep expanding their own data centre.

"Besides that, they are also looking at focusing more on their core businesses rather than being bothered with operating the data centre themselves.

"Alternatively, BFSI customers can also optimise their operational cost with our solution as managing data centre themselves is a lot more expensive,” she said.

Wan said currently, BFSI is the largest contributor to TM One’s business across seven key verticals.

The other verticals are oil and gas, manufacturing, real estate, transportation, utility and commercial.

In 2018, TM One’s contribution to the group stood at RM4.09 billion or close to 35 per cent to the group’s revenue.

Unifi business currently contributes the greatest to the group’s revenue of 45 per cent, while TM Global at 16 per cent.

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