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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) -- Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s wholly-owned unit, Allo Technology Sdn Bhd (Allo) has been recognised as Malaysia’s Broadband Telecom Company of the Year.
The award was announced at the virtually held 2022 Asian Telecom Awards in March, in recognition of Allo’s responsive efforts in bridging the digital divide in the country.
The company provides a high-speed broadband service that supports the National Digital Network (Jendela) initiative, by bridging the digital and targeting to have 7.5 million fibre optic premise passes by year-end.
It also provides broadband connectivity at an affordable rate, thereby unlocking opportunities for the underserved in suburban and rural communities.
“By leveraging TNB’s fibre optic network in Peninsular Malaysia, Allo is working closely with multiple Retail Service Providers (RSPs) to provide High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) at a faster rate and better pricing in underserved areas,” chief executive officer Mohamed Ghous Ahmad said in a statement.
He said the effort would bridge the digital divide and empower Malaysians in underserved areas via various aspects such as digital economy development, education, and community development.
By working closely with the RSPs, Allo will fill the gaps by providing fibre optic access to as many places as possible, he added.
At present, Allo has completed more than 180,000 home passes in Melaka, Perak, Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Johor. Allo is aiming to reach 300,000 home passes by year-end.
Allo has so far formed strategic collaborations with seven RSPs, namely Maxis, Astro, Digi, Celcom, U Mobile, Freshtel, and Redtone. It is keen to collaborate with more RSPs to facilitate connectivity in underserved areas.
Organised by the Asian Business Review, the Asian Telecom Awards programme honours top telco companies that pioneered ground-breaking products and solutions that stood out and displayed resilience despite various market challenges in the past year.
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