TM and Tata Communications Join Collaboration on IP Transit Services
- Provide stable, fast and reliable connectivity
- Meets customer data connectivity needs over a Tier 1 IP network
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), through its Global and Wholesale arm, TM Wholesale and Tata Communications have joined forces to provide stable, high-speed and reliable connectivity in the ASEAN region and open access to global companies.
In a joint statement, TM and Tata Communications said the collaboration will enable service providers, mobile network operators and Internet service providers in the region to meet the growing data connectivity needs of their customers by providing access to a global Tier 1 Internet Protocol (IP) network.
It will also help provide a reliable and stable Tier 1 IP Transit Service (IPT), an Internet connectivity service that allows end users to access all websites and content on the Internet.
This will further boost sectors such as e-commerce, online entertainment, retail, online banking and delivery services which have accelerated in recent times, they said.
Under the agreement, Tata Communications will expand its IPT service coverage by leveraging TM’s data center, extensive connectivity and network infrastructure in Malaysia.
This collaboration will also allow Tata Communications to optimize TM accessibility in the ASEAN region via terrestrial networks and submarine cables to neighboring countries, he said.
Submarine cables include the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand submarine cable for connectivity to Indochina and the Nusantara Gateway submarine cable for connectivity to Indonesia.
At the same time, TM will leverage Tata Communications’ global Tier 1 IP network to serve customers in more than 190 countries and territories, expanding TM’s IP transit coverage and enhancing its regional TMiX offering, TM said.
Amar Huzaimi Md Deris, Executive Vice President of TM Wholesale, said, “We are delighted to be working with Tata Communications to fulfill our role as a digital infrastructure accelerator in Malaysia.
“This is part of our efforts to improve the performance of our Internet services with expanded global reach for service providers in Malaysia and neighboring countries to meet the growing demands of IP networks.”
“The service provider ecosystem in the Asean region will benefit from our alliance with TM and access to Tier 1 Internet Provider transit connectivity that provides scale and a boost to drive the economy,” said Sumeet Walia, Director of Sales and Marketing. , Tata Communications.
“By offering high-capacity, low-latency IP transit services to and from Malaysia for our two customers, we are bringing synergies for a more robust, secure and flexible IP platform,” she added.