TM-UEM-Iskandar smart pact


TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd (TM) has teamed up with UEM Sunrise Bhd and Iskandar Investment Bhd to set up a joint venture, offering smart services in Nusajaya, Johor.

The pact is one of the areas that was identified in the collaboration agreement between TM, UEM Sunrise and IIB signed in 2012 for the development and management of the smart and connected Nusajaya.

The joint-venture, in which TM will be the majority shareholder, will operate as a managed services company, where it will design and build the smart city infrastructure as well as provide smart building and smart city services that will include security, energy and facility management services.

TM will be playing a role towards nation-building by promoting a localised partnership ecosystem to encourage participation and capability development of local vendors.

In addition, the company will continuously explore opportunities to capture new development project in Nusajaya area for smart services.

“We understand the need for state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure and most advanced ICT services as it will definitely be a pulling factor for direct investments,” TM group chief executive officer Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said in a statement yesterday.

“By leveraging on our extensive high speed converged network infrastructure whether in the last mile, national backhaul or global reach via our international links, expertise in unified communications coupled with proven ICT managed services capabilities and experiences, we are set to elevate Nusajaya into one of the attractive investment destinations in the region,” Zamzamzairani added.

UEM Sunrise executive director Datuk Izzaddin Idris said the company is excited with the collaboration as it paves way for a digital eco-system towards realising its vision of a smart and connected Nusajaya, which is envisioned to be one of the leading modern living communities with world-class telecommunications and ICT services.


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