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Malaysia's first digital cable TV firm selects Fibrecomm

AvantiKumar | April 10, 2012
Malaysia-based Asian Broadcasting Network has signed Fibrecomm as its backbone network partner.

Asian Broadcasting Network president and  CEO - Sreedhar Subramaniam

PHOTO - Asian Broadcasting Network president and CEO - Sreedhar Subramaniam.

Malaysia's first digital cable TV network Asian Broadcasting Network has selected local network service provider Fibrecomm Network as its first backbone network service provider to roll out its last-mile fibre optic cables to Malaysian homes.

Asian Broadcasting Network (ABN) president and chief executive officer Sreedhar Subramaniam said Fibrecomm would also provide ABN with high-speed connectivity and co-location facilities. "This newly-sealed partnership will speed up ABN's roll-out of TV, high-speed broadband, voice and other multimedia services to its customers seamlessly, utilising Fibrecomm's existing backbone network that runs on high bandwidth speed capacity."

"Here at ABN, we are well on track to launch our services by this second quarter to more than 1.3 million homes as part of our first phase plan," said Subramaniam.

He said ABN has targetted 17 prime locations in the next 24 months throughout Malaysia to deliver its digital cable TV network services. These locations include major residential areas in the Klang Valley, Northern and Southern regions, as well as, East Coast.

"ABN is set to achieve its vision of providing 'Access for All' to bridge the digital divide, thereby contributing towards making Malaysia a high-income nation in our drive to reach a fully developed nation status," said Subramaniam.

"Fibrecomm's network uses state-of-the-art technology based on Next Generation optical products, embedded with leading-edge optical technologies that offers not only high speed transmission bit rates up to 100 Gbps [gigabits per second] per wavelength but also has the capability and flexibility of expanding the wavelength capacity up to 80 channels thus making it very cost-efficient and easy to deploy," said Fibrecomm chief executive officer, Ang Meng Hee.

Fibrecomm has installed more than 110,000 km of fibre to form a unique transport and access network connecting its numerous Point-of-Presence (POP) spanning across Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.

The Asian Broadcasting Network (ABN) was announced on 15 November 2011 as Malaysia's premier state-of-the-art digital cable TV network service provider offering a variety of content including free-to-air channels and video-on-demand.


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