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Telekom Malaysia wins four Frost & Sullivan awards

AvantiKumar | April 15, 2011
The telco wins four awards at Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Excellence Awards.

Telekom Malaysia wins Frost & Sullivan 2011 (BroadBand)

PHOTO - Datuk Bazlan Osman, executive director / group chief financial officer, TM (right) receiving the Broadband Service Provider of the Year award from Nitin Bhat, partner, ICT practice, Frost & Sullivan.

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 APRIL 2011 - Malaysian communications provider Telekom Malaysia [TM] has won four awards at Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards 2011. The company garnered the awards for Broadband Service Provider of the Year, Data Communications Service Provider of the Year, Managed Service Provider of the Year and Managed Security Service Provider of the Year for VADS.

"Being the first and premier HSBB [high speed broadband] service provider in Malaysia has been an immensely challenging and rewarding experience for TM as a company," said TM executive director and group chief financial officer, Datuk Bazlan Osman.

"The HSBB roll-out in 2010 has been one of the fastest in the world in terms of implementation and largest in terms of scope. We continue to offer the fastest sustained data packages in Malaysia with our UniFi Residential VIP20 and Business BIZ20 packages. TM is also the first to offer triple play high-speed broadband services in the country via our UniFi residential packages," said Bazlan, adding his thanks to TM's 1.7 million broadband customers and 70,000 UniFi [high speed broadband] customers.

"Despite the competitive pressures of four 3G wireless broadband players and four WiMAX operators, making the market one of the world's most competitive, TM was able to register robust broadband subscriber growth of 17.4 per cent and maintain control of the high-margin segment as the company still has the highest revenue per user in the market," said Frost & Sullivan industry manager, ICT practice Asia Pacific, Marc Einstein. "TM also made significant progress in its HSBB initiative."

TM has been acknowledged for the Data Communications Service Provider category for the seventh consecutive year since 2005. Frost & Sullivan research analyst, ICT practice Asia Pacific, Mayank Kapoor, said: "TM has continued its dominance in the Malaysian Data Communications market and maintained more than two-thirds market share in 2010, positioning it as the largest data communications service provider in Malaysia. This is largely due to its comprehensive data services portfolio, a widespread domestic network and a comprehensive global coverage with strong network partners."

In addition, TM also received the Managed Service Provider of the Year award for the third consecutive year as well as an inaugural award for Managed Security Service Provider of the Year won by TM's subsidiary, VADS.



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