TNB constructed fibre optic infrastructure to expand broadband Internet access in Melaka

Kuala Lumpur, 8 April 2021 – Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Allo Technology Sdn Bhd (Allo), has successfully completed the construction of a fibre optic infrastructure connecting more than 17,000 homes in the state of Melaka.

With the availability of this fibre optic infrastructure, Allo can expand the high-speed broadband internet access up to 1GBPS at Melaka, which is currently provided by retail service providers Maxis, Astro, Digi and Celcom.

Most recently, the areas that have benefited from the infrastructure are Alor Gajah (8,500 houses), Malim Jaya (4,400), Ayer Keroh (500) and around Jasin (2,500). This success is a follow-up to the pilot project in January 2019 connecting 1,100 homes in Taman Maju, Taman Merbau Perdana and Felda Kemendor.

The programme also supports the government’s intention to improve the living standards of the people in the digital economy, especially in a challenging economic environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The provision of this infrastructure reflects TNB’s support in bridging the digital divide in urban and rural areas of the country. TNB’s involvement in making the National Digital Policy a success is in line with TNB’s role as the driver of national development. Now the role has been expanded to address the challenges of the digital economy,” said TNB Chairman, Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

By leveraging the 18,000 kilometres of fibre optic network that passes through TNB’s power substation in Peninsular Malaysia, Allo managed to connect 60,000 residences with fibre optic networks in Melaka, Perak and Kedah.

Through Allo, TNB is now taking steps to expand its broadband services in four other states: Johor, Penang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. By mid-2021, the expansion is expected cover Perak and Kedah, with a target of 150,000 homes.

– Construction+ Online

Source: TNB