Kuala Lumpur, 21 February: Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn. Bhd, a 50:50 joint venture collaboration between Johor State Government via Johor Biotechnology & Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech) and United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) today inked a Collaboration Agreement for the provision of TM’s high speed broadband (HSBB) network infrastructure and UniFi services as well as TM’s Integrated Business Solutions at Johor Halal Park (JHP) development in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
Under this Collaboration Agreement, property buyers and tenants of the industrial park will be able to enjoy immediate high speed connectivity and enhanced digital experience upon moving into their premises.
This agreement is the first collaborative agreement between TM and UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn. Bhd to support the development of JHP, elevating the establishment to become a world class smart integrated industrial park and the First Premium Bio-Halal Industrial Park in Malaysia. This business model will be replicated to more industrial park developments enabled by TM in the future.
Wan Ahmad Kamal Wan Halim, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Sales, TM and Azhar Omar, State Vice President, TM Johor signed the Collaboration Agreement on behalf of TM while UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn. Bhd was represented by Mohd Noor Abd Salam, Chief Executive Officer, UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn Bhd and Asman Shah Abd Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Johor Biotechnology and Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech).
Commenting on the collaboration, Azhar Omar said, “We are indeed very pleased and excited with this collaboration where JHP has chosen TM as its partner for the deployment of telecommunications and ICT solutions at its future developments in the next five (5) years. We acknowledge that the manufacturing industry is very competitive and is mainly driven by a very high demand for customised products. This partnership will provide TM the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities in the provision of converged communications services and solutions that will fulfill the needs of businesses, especially in today’s sophisticated digital era. This does not only reflect our commitment to deliver our promise of “Life and Business Made Easier”, it also shows our continued effort in bringing seamless digital experience to more Malaysians.””
“Living in the Era of Convergence today, as Malaysia’s Convergence Champion, TM is committed to manifest our ‘Life and Business Made Easier’ experience across five (5) pillars namely Smarter Living, Smarter Businesses, Smarter Cities, Smarter Communities, and Smarter Nation. We leverage on our next generation network and ICT solutions to co-create an infrastructure and services that can boost the manufacturing and real estate industry in Malaysia as well as the way buildings, homes and offices are experienced,” added Azhar Omar.
With the agreement in place, clients of JHP will enjoy the UniFi package that comes with value added services such as Microsoft Office 365 bundling, enabling them to enjoy high speed internet services with speeds up to 100Mbps, competitive call rates and free initial setup for Microsoft Office 365 user licences.
Meanwhile, commenting on this agreement, Mohd Noor stated that, “Information technology has become an integral part for majority of business plans. Johor Halal Park views this collaboration as timely with the participation of a smart business partner like TM in our Halal Industry Park which definitely empowers the industrial park with world class ICT solutions.”
“The demand for high speed and quality internet services has accelerated in the country. Johor Halal Park has become technologically astute and requires access to always-on, high-speed data connectivity to cater to their investor needs. With this opportunity for access and aggregation of fiber network from TM, JHP will be able to obtain quick access to fiber infrastructure to support our future network capacity demands, in order to deliver affordable and high-quality internet connectivity,” added Mohd Noor Abd Salam
Johor Halal Park is a 50:50 joint venture collaboration between United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) and Johor State Government via Johor Biotechnology & Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech) in order to uphold this development as an international Halal Park which will be one of the catalyst project in Eastern Iskandar Malaysia Johor. Under J-Biotech Corporation, a scientific and halal laboratory will be built to expedite the process of halal testing and enables each product to apply for the certification need IT Technology to support the services. The first phase 103 acres will be completed by June 2017. These will eventually make JHP as the First Premium Bio-Halal Industrial Park in Malaysia and will be 25th Halal Park in Malaysia and the first operating and exclusively for 100% Halal business.
Both TM and UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn Bhd are committed to leverage on their core competencies and strengths in providing world class smart integrated industrial park.
With the MoU in place, both parties will be working closely in strengthening the existing telecommunication and ICT infrastructure at Johor Halal Park while at the same time exploring ways to promote Smart City Living through provisioning of Iot-enabled services that are uniquely designed for smart industrial park and smart building services for enhanced customer digital experience. TM will continue to explore more opportunities to work with other strategic partners in delivering this smart city ecosystem.