TM Inks Agreement With Huawei; Set To Become The Only Malaysian-Owned End-To-End Cloud AI Infrastructure Service Provider

Jul 03, 2020
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We are delighted to be working hand-in-hand with Huawei Malaysia, in enabling TM ONE to offer an extensive array of cloud computing services under our Cloud Alpha brand.

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Huawei Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd (Huawei), sealing a collaboration that will see further expansion of its Cloud services offered by its enterprise and public sector business arm, TM ONE. With this signing, TM Cloud α [Cloud Alpha] services are set to enable next-generation innovation for its customers.

Signing on behalf of TM was Ahmad Taufek Omar, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, TM ONE and Mohd Roslan Mohd Rashidi, Vice President of Sales, TM ONE; while Huawei was represented by Zac Chow, Vice President of Carrier Network Business Group, Huawei Malaysia and Lim Chee Siong, Vice President of Cloud & AI, Huawei Malaysia. The signing was witnessed by YB Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia, accompanied by Dato’ Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM and Michael Yuan, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Malaysia.

Commenting on the collaboration, Dato’ Noor Kamarul said, “As the national telecommunications infrastructure provider of Malaysia’s Digital Nation aspirations, we are excited to be working with Huawei Malaysia to accelerate our digital services and solutions offering to the nation and strengthens our position as the nation’s Cloud Infrastructure Provider. I’m pleased to note that TM is the only local player with its own state-of-the-art core Data Centres and Cloud infrastructure with full data residency, locality and sovereignty in Malaysia and subjected to regulations in Malaysia. With these digital infrastructure and services, we can offer a complete data residency and locality in Malaysia. Combining Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the most advanced cybersecurity practices and technologies for our Cloud operations, TM is striding strongly forward as the only Malaysian-owned end-to-end cloud infrastructure service provider. Holistically, we are an ideal cloud services provider for the nation and our partnership with global partners such as Huawei is yet another testament of TM’s prominent role as the enabler of Digital Malaysia.”

Detailing the scope of the partnership, Ahmad Taufek commented: “We are delighted to be working hand-in-hand with Huawei Malaysia, in a collaboration which enables TM ONE to offer an extensive array of cloud computing services under our Cloud Alpha brand. With this partnership, we will be able to offer our customers a whole suite of cloud services, spanning the standard Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), covering Industry Solutions, Enterprise Application Services, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and many more. This collaboration will strengthen TM ONE’s positioning to become the leading Cloud Service Provider and Cloud Aggregator in the market and in the country.”

With the MoA, TM ONE’s enterprise and public sector customers, as well as organisations in the SME segment will enjoy the full capabilities of Cloud α solutions. By tapping into Huawei Cloud technology, which provides a powerful computing platform and an easy-to-use development environment, Cloud α service will enable TM ONE’s customers to also enjoy the power of reliable, secure, agile and future-ready cloud platform and services to drive their digital transformation journey.

This collaboration with Huawei Malaysia is another milestone for TM ONE as we now have full cloud capability as a core offering from TM ONE to capture growth in Malaysia, which is expected to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27% in the next five (5) years. More smart services and Big Data analytics solutions based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities can also be introduced to the market, powered by Cloud α.

Ahmad Taufek

Meanwhile, Michael Yuan said, “We are excited to be able to collaborate with TM as we enter the next level of partnership in cloud and AI opportunities to fast-track digital transformation in Malaysia. Leveraging on TM’s wide network coverage and expertise from Huawei technological innovation, I am confident that we can develop a holistic ICT infrastructure together in line with the government’s move to spur Malaysia’s digital economy growth.”

Earlier in April, TM ONE launched Cloud α, the end-to-end, full stack cloud services comprising IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Cloud Professional Services and Managed Cloud Services. Cloud α [Cloud Alpha] is the foundation that enables important innovation such as blockchain, chatbot, data analytics and robotic process automation (RPA) to be rolled out, so that the industry players can enhance their service delivery while keeping in compliance with regulatory requirements such as Bank Negara Malaysia’s Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) regulations.

For more information on TM ONE and its cloud services solution offerings, visit www.tmone.com.my/solutions/cloud-services.

About TM ONE

TM ONE is the business-to-business arm fronting the enterprise and public sectors for Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM). It is the digital enabler for secured Hyperconnected Ecosystem, empowering enterprises and the public sector to realise the full potential of their digital opportunities. The Hyperconnected Ecosystem for today’s businesses and beyond are #madepossible with TM ONE’s comprehensive digital solutions enabled by high-performance connectivity and digital infrastructure.

As part of an integrated telco and an enabler of the Digital Nation for all Malaysians, consumers and businesses alike, TM ONE is well positioned to enable the ecosystem for digital society, digital business and digital government. Leveraging on its complete digital solutions offerings across Software-defined networking and network function virtualisation (SDN-NFV), Hybrid Cloud, Cybersecurity and Smart Services, bundled with analytics, TM ONE will fulfil the needs of businesses and the public sector in embracing digital convergence as the next frontier of advanced innovation. This is in line with TM’s vision of “Life and Business Made Easier for a Better Malaysia”.

For further information on TM ONE and its solution offerings, visit www.tmone.com.my.

About TM

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), is Malaysia’s leading integrated telco offering a comprehensive suite of communication services and solutions in fixed (telephony and broadband), mobility, content, WiFi, ICT, Cloud and smart services. TM is driven by stakeholder value creation in a highly competitive environment; and places emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational efficiency and productivity.

For further information on TM, visit www.tm.com.my.

About Huawei

Established since 2001, Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies, a global leader in ICT Technology. Malaysia currently has 11 shared global service centres, 1 Customer and Solution Innovation Center and 1 Global Training centre. With more than 2,400 employees operating in over 130+ countries of which 70% is local Malaysians which serves over 90% of Malaysia’s population as the largest ICT solutions provider. Malaysia is the regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific region which includes Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

Several awards was awarded to Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd such as “ICT Industry and Talent Development in Malaysia” from MDEC, “Cyber Security Organization of the Year” from CyberSecurity Malaysia and “Best Strategic Partner for Talent Development” from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Huawei’s mission is to expand the benefits of technology to everyone, everywhere. To achieve this, we’ve developed a digital inclusion strategy that focuses on three areas: technology, applications, and skills. We believe that technology will make life better for every individual, home, and organization.

For more information, please visit www.huawei.com/my.

TM ONE Unveils New Brand Strategy and Enhanced Website to Take Malaysian Businesses and Public Sector Forward

Mar 04, 2021
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TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), introducing a new brand theme – “Taking Transformation Forward”. The tagline portrays the business unit’s strong commitment as the key digital transformation enabler for Malaysia's enterprise and public sector.

· The new tagline “Taking Transformation Forward”, coupled with the redesigned website reaffirms TM ONE’s commitment as a key digital transformation enabler for Malaysia’s enterprise and public sector.

·  Digital solutions by TM ONE offer immense growth opportunities for Malaysian businesses and public sector, befitting TM Group’s role as the enabler of Digital Malaysia.

· Among the significant enhancements to the website include advanced personalisation capabilities and features such as 360 virtual reality content.

TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), enters into the year 2021 with a major stride when it introduced a new brand theme – “Taking Transformation Forward”. The tagline portrays the business unit’s strong commitment as the key digital transformation enabler for Malaysia’s enterprise and public sector.

In tandem with the new tagline, TM ONE also unveiled a redesigned and revamped website to reflect its upgraded features and capabilities.

Ahmad Taufek Omar, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TM ONE, enthused: “We are very excited with the new tagline as it further defines our role of taking the digital transformation of our customers across various verticals forward with our comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art and innovative digital solutions. To complement it, we gave our website a significant facelift with intuitive navigation and a plethora of content; tailored for different industries. It represents the immense growth opportunities that Malaysian businesses and public sectors can gain, leveraging on the digital offerings that we offer, ranging from Cloud, Smart Services, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and many more.”

The new website has an enhanced interface with a clean and modern design, delivering seamless personalised content including comprehensive access to all TM ONE’s digital offerings in an immersive form. Among the key highlights of the redesigned website is the interactive Virtual Reality (VR) content. Other advanced features include the 360o web VR, which allows customers to experience a virtual visit to the Klang Valley Data Centre (KVDC), and the upcoming TM ONE Experience Centre. The website also includes an in-depth overview of TM ONE Cloud α (Cloud Alpha), as well as insights into TM ONE’s cloud migration and smart solution experience. In addition, the cybersecurity virtual experience demonstrates an oculus quest of several cybersecurity scenarios in an Integrated Operations Centre (IOC).

“Visitors will also be able to enjoy personalisation features, providing them with unique content relevant to their business and industry. This will guide them towards the most apt product offerings, and solution recommendations, creating a smoother browsing experience for anyone visiting our website. The website will be the content hub and reference source for our customers in their journey towards taking transformation forward. This perfectly fits our role as part of TM Group as the enabler of Digital Malaysia,” Ahmad Taufek added.

To know more about Taking Transformation Forward and to experience TM ONE’s redesigned website, visit www.tmone.com.my.

Golden Touch Investment Bank Appoints TM ONE as its Preferred Digital Partner

Feb 26, 2021
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TM ONE today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Golden Touch Investment Bank Ltd (GTI Bank), for the appointment of TM ONE as the preferred digital partner to accelerate the bank’s digital transformation. TM ONE will be providing cloud hosting and cyber security services for GTI Bank to digitalise its service offerings for better customer experience.
  • GTI Bank adopts blockchain technology for enhanced security and efficiency in a bid to provide best-in-class services to its diversified clientele base.
  • TM ONE to provide cloud hosting, cloud managed services, professional services and cybersecurity solutions to support GTI Bank’s BlockChain System.

TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM),today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Golden Touch Investment Bank Ltd (GTI Bank), for the appointment of TM ONE as the preferred digital partner to accelerate the bank’s digital transformation. Under this partnership, TM ONE will be  providing cloud hosting and cyber security services for GTI Bank to digitalise its service offerings for better customer experience.

The MoU was signed by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, Founder of GTI Bank, while signing on behalf TM ONE was Ahmad Taufek Omar, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TM ONE.

At the signing ceremony, Ahmad Taufek said, “TM ONE is happy to announce this alliance with GTI Bank and ready to deploy our professional and support services, from migration to maintenance of the end-to-end cloud solution. We have the expertise and capabilities to accelerate the digital transformation journey of our enterprise customers across multiple industry verticals, including banking.  Our TM ONE Cloud α (pronounced as Cloud Alpha) and secured, robust cyber security capabilities powered by TM’s Global Security Operation Centre (GSOCs) are set to support GTI Bank’s BlockChain System. This will enable the bank to deliver simpler, faster and more convenience banking experience to its end customers.”

“We understand that it is important for every blockchain users from different countries to be able to access the system without resistance. Our cloud solutions hosted on a high resiliency Data Centre, that is globally certified with Uptime Tier III standards, will minimise system downtime and ensure 24×7 business continuity for GTI Bank. The solutions will meet the bank’s need for resilient cloud services and address customer’s security, privacy and compliance requirements. This befits our role as the sole Malaysian Cloud Service Provider (CSP) under the MyDIGITAL – Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL),” added Ahmad Taufek.

Meanwhile, Tan Sri Lee said: “The potential of blockchain is enormous as we see more opportunities are emerging from this innovative technology. The world is now embracing digital technology at a pace faster than ever before, particularly in the banking and finance business. We are pleased to have TM as our digital partner as it would provide more confidence to our clients on the security and stability of the system”

“The strategic move of GTI Bank is also aligned with the MyDIGITAL Blueprint launched by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. We will help to create an effective digital ecosystem by leveraging on the full advantage of blockchain technology to propel the nation towards achieving digital economy,” added Tan Sri Lee.

This strategic collaboration combines the strength of both companies to enhance the digital initiatives, focusing on blockchain and platform technologies using cloud services, secured via cyber security solutions. For further information on TM ONE, visit www.tmone.com.my and for more info on GTI Bank, visit www.bankgti.com.

TM ONE Cloud Alpha Ready to Accelerate Public Sector Digital Transformation as MyDIGITAL’s Sole Local Cloud Service Provider

Feb 22, 2021
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Today, TM ONE has established itself as a leading end-to-end cloud and data centre service provider serving public sector and enterprise customers. It currently has seven (7) data centres with four (4) of them certified by the Uptime Institute as Tier III that provide world class Cloud services, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced cybersecurity.
  • As the only home-grown Cloud Service Provider (CSP) appointed on the MyDIGITAL panel, TM via TM ONE will provide end-to-end solutions to support Government agencies’ digital journey.
  • TM ONE set to ensure a seamless journey for MyDIGITAL’s Cloud Transformation Plan, leveraging on its comprehensve experience in Data Centre, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Connectivity

Following the recent appointment of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) as the sole Malaysian Cloud Service Provider (CSP) under the MyDIGITAL – Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) together with the appointed Managed Service Provider (MSP), its enterprise and public sector business arm, TM ONE has announced its readiness to serve the public sector with its end-to-end cloud infrastructure and services, Cloud α (pronounced as Cloud Alpha).

The announcement of the appointment was made by YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia at the virtual launch of MyDIGITAL on Friday.

TM, via TM ONE, has its own state-of-the-art core Data Centres and Cloud infrastructure equipped with full data residency, locality and sovereignty in Malaysia.

Commenting on the appointment, Ahmad Taufek Omar, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TM ONE said, “We would like to congratulate the Government for this milestone MyDIGITAL blueprint. We are especially honoured to be only Malaysian-owned CSP appointed on its panel and thank the Government for entrusting us to play a significant role in its digital transformation journey, and for its confidence in TM’s cloud capabilities at par with the other global CSPs. We are well primed to accelerate the public sector digital transformation with our comprehensive suite of smart solutions covering connectivity, cloud, data centres and cybersecurity.”

“Cloud is the technology foundation that will enable the Government to roll out new innovations, achieve cost efficiency and enhance its public service delivery to all Malaysians. We are committed to complement and enhance the Government’s existing cloud infrastructure with TM ONE Cloud α. It is ideally suited to provide the technology and services needed to realise the MyDIGITAL aspirations and propel our country towards a full-fledged Digital Nation by 2030 — and a more digital society, digital business and digital government. This is befitting TM Group’s unique role as the enabler of Digital Malaysia,” Ahmad Taufek added.

Cloud α features a cloud management platform to manage multi-cloud deployments, thereby enabling integration with the Government’s own cloud infrastructure as well as other public cloud services. It also includes comprehensive Cloud Professional Services that ranges from cloud design planning, migration assessment as well as other advisory and consulting services to facilitate customers’ cloud adoption journey.

Today, TM ONE has established itself as a leading end-to-end cloud and data centre service provider serving public sector and enterprise customers. It currently has seven (7) data centres with four (4) of them certified by the Uptime Institute as Tier III that provide world class Cloud services, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced cybersecurity.

In addition, TM ONE through CYDEC – its cybersecurity solution helps Malaysian enterprises and public sector institutions build digital trust and cybersecurity resilience, by managing five (5) key areas of risk – cybersecurity, compliance, privacy, ethics and social responsibility. These managed security services ensure access to real-time, continuous, predictive cybersecurity, quickly and without complexity, for added assurance. For further information on TM ONE end-to-end digital solutions, visit www.tmone.com.my.

TM Steps up Role in Accelerating MyDIGITAL – Malaysia’s Digital Economy Blueprint

Feb 22, 2021
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Today, TM has established itself as a leading end-to-end cloud and data centre service provider that provides data residency, locality and sovereignty in Malaysia – serving both, our public sector and enterprise customers.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today launched MyDIGITAL — the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint aimed to accelerate the country’s transformation into a technologically-advanced economy by 2030.

Commenting on the launch of this milestone blueprint, Imri Mokhtar, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, TM said:

“We would like to congratulate the Government on the comprehensive MyDIGITAL – the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint to accelerate the nation’s digital enablers towards a technologically-advanced economy by 2030. It is a holistic approach encompassing digital connectivity (fibre and 5G), digital infrastructure (cloud and cybersecurity) as well as digital skillsets and talents, towards making life and business easier for Malaysians as a connected nation. TM is ready and excited to play a significant part in this accelerated journey.

We would especially like to thank the Government for being the only home-based cloud operator awarded the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to serve our public sector together with the appointed Managed Service Provider (MSP), as announced by our Prime Minister today.

Today, TM has established itself as a leading end-to-end cloud and data centre service provider that provides data residency, locality and sovereignty in Malaysia – serving both, our public sector and enterprise customers.

In closing, we reiterate TM’s support of MyDIGITAL – Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint and other Government’s digital and stimulus plans, towards accelerating the socio-economic recovery at this most critical time. We believe, such public and private collaboration will propel our country today and tomorrow, towards a full-fledged Digital Malaysia by 2030 – a more digital society, digital business and digital Government.”

TM is committed to accelerating connectivity reach for the Nation via JENDELA

TM supports JENDELA and is an active and major contributor in the nationwide fiberisation effort to greatly improve broadband coverage and quality. The expansion of the fibre network is not limited to home and business premises, but also enables fiberisation of mobile towers to improve the current 4G service quality and next, to expedite 5G roll-out. The current 570,000 km of fibre length across Malaysia is expected to grow rapidly over the next years, in tandem with the JENDELA implementation.

TM continues to strengthen Malaysia’s global connectivity and partnership ecosystem with international telcos, content partners and hysperscalers

TM’s ever growing global network of more than 20 submarine cable systems spanning 190,000km is ready to support the global connectivity demand of MyDIGITAL. TM enables end-users to access and enjoy a seamless connectivity experience in support of a more digital lifestyle and workstyle, through our strong relationships with global telco and content partners, including hyperscalers.

TM’s support for the 5G Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)

We laud the bold approach and formation of the 5G SPV that will allow us more focus in rapidly bringing next generation services to our multi-segment customers served by our customer units, unifi and TM ONE. TM will be able to accelerate its convergence offerings to our growing 2.7 million home customers and 400,000 SMEs including micro businesses. For our growing 11,000 enterprise and public sector customers, bringing next generation and IOT solutions to industry verticals like healthcare, education, oil & gas, financial institutions, to name a few. TM is also primed to support the 5G SPV with its 570,000km fibre network nationwide to enable fast and cost effective rollout of the 5G infrastructure.

Enabling the digital transformation journey of enterprises and public sector with TM’s comprehensive suite of smart solutions covering connectivity, cloud, data centres and cybersecurity

TM would like to thank the Government for being the only home-based cloud operator awarded the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) as announced by the Prime Minister today. TM has established itself as a leading end-to-end cloud and data centre service provider that provides data residency, locality and sovereignty in Malaysia – serving both, our public sector and enterprise customers. TM currently has seven (7) data centres with four (4) of them rated as Tier III that provide world class Cloud services, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced cybersecurity.

Malaysia’s digital connectivity and infrastructure needs to be secured and protected

As TM continues to support the national digital connectivity (fixed and mobile), as well as the digital infrastructure (cloud, data centre), these strategic assets need to be secured and protected. Via our enterprise and public sector arm, TM ONE, we offer our CYDEC solution to help Malaysian enterprises and public sector institutions build digital trust and cybersecurity resilience, by managing five key areas of risk – cybersecurity, compliance, privacy, ethics and social responsibility. These managed security services ensure access to real-time, continuous, predictive cybersecurity, quickly and without complexity, for added assurance.

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