PETALING JAYA: Asian Broadcasting Network (Malaysia) - the country's first digital cable TV network - has appointed Fibrecomm Network (Malaysia) as its first backbone network service provider to roll out its last-mile fibre-optic cable to homes.
Under the agreement, Fibrecomm will be providing ABN with high-speed bandwidth connectivity and its co-location facilities to house ABN's network equipment.
This 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," ABN president and chief executive officer Sreedhar Subramaniam said.
ABN has targeted 17 prime locations in the next 24 months throughout Malaysia to deliver its digital cable TV network services. These include major residential areas in the Klang Valley, northern and southern regions, as well as the east coast of the peninsula.
Fibrecomm has installed more than 110,000km of fibre to form its transport-and-access network, connecting its numerous points-of-presence that span Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.
ABN will be commercially available from the second quarter of this year and will initially offer more than 100 channels to inform, educate and entertain Malaysians.
Within the next five years, it aims to provide access to education, news, entertainment, movies, sports and local programming on high-speed Internet and voice services.
For more information on ABN, go to www.abnxcess.com.