PHOTO - Afzal Abdul Rahim, CEO of TIME dotcom.
Malaysian fixed-line telco Time dotcom (TIME) has been chosen as the sole network provider to oilfield, transport and marine services provider Scomi Group's global business.
Under the agreement, which was announced on 18 October 2011, TIME will design, implement and fully manage Scomi Group's (Scomi's) private data network that connects its offices in India, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Malaysia, said TIME chief executive officer, Afzal Abdul Rahim.
Afzal said the private data network would be delivered through TIME's global network partnerships and its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) layer to provide the required reliability, security and scalability.
A fully managed network would help Scomi to increase its communication efficiencies between its offices and Scomi's global headquarters in Malaysia, he said. "Scomi's trust in our technical capabilities to deliver critical network services for its global operations speaks volumes of our ability to support companies with a global presence."
"We have worked hard in stitching together a network that spans across the world," Afzal said. "Competitive SLAs (service level agreements) have been a pillar of TIME's network and services, offering up to 99.999 percent binding uptime on the core network and 99.9 percent for back-up networks."
Listed on Bursa Malaysia (Malaysian stock exchange), the Scomi Group, with offices at 60 locations in 29 countries, is involved in three core businesses: oilfield services, transport solutions and marine services.
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