Celcom taps Allo for broadband expansion in Malaysia

Celcom taps Allo for broadband expansion in Malaysia

Malaysian operator Celcom is set to expand its fixed broadband operations via a new agreement with Allo.

The Malaysian Reserve reports that the deal will afford Celcom the immediate opportunity to extend its footprint to 80,000 homes within the cities of Cyberjaya, Melaka and Perak.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian multinational electricity provider Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Allo recently announced that it would extend its gigabit fibre network to 150,000 locations across the states of Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and the East Cost of Malaysia.

TeleGeography has confirmed that Celcom will be able to deliver services to these premises as soon as Allo’s infrastructure is connected. Additionally, the companies will cooperate on a pilot programme to deliver free connectivity to certain locations in Melaka. Reportedly, selected families will receive free high-speed broadband access for six months.

Celcom chief executive Idham Nawawi described the agreement as “an extension of our continuous journey for converged connectivity.”