Malaysian alternative fixed line provider TIME dotCom (TdC) and Setia Haruman, the company tasked with planning, designing and preparing the primary infrastructure for the Cyberjaya Flagship Zone (CFZ), have announced that they will work together on the development of fibre connectivity. Under the terms of the deal between the two companies, TdC and Setia Haruman Technology (SHTech), a subsidiary of Setia Haruman, will collaborate on the deployment of a fibre-optic network in the CFZ which will reach more than 3,300 new homes and 1,400 offices, offering fixed line voice, broadband at downlink speeds of up to 100Mbps, and IPTV services. The 7,000-acre CFZ is billed as a ‘self-contained intelligent city with world-class IT infrastructure, low-density urban enterprise, and state-of-the-art commercial, residential, enterprise and institutional developments’.
TdC chief executive officer Afzal Abdul Rahim said of the development: ‘For a long time, SMEs and homes in Cyberjaya never had an alternative choice of internet, voice and IPTV service provider; now they can get internet speeds of up to 100Mbps … By connecting our backbone to SHTech’s fibre network, we would be bringing true high speeds to Cyberjaya.’ Meanwhile, Rodzi Ahmad, general manager at SHTech, noted: ‘The collaboration couldn’t have come at a better time – we’ve been entrusted with the planning, designing and preparing of Cyberjaya’s primary infrastructure. We’re killing two birds with one stone and with zero duplication of network, Cyberjaya gets fibre and pay-TV today, in one go.’