Digi has announced a partnership with Allo Technology Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, to expand its fibre broadband footprint. According to Digi, the partnership will provide Malaysians with more connectivity options and allow them to bring fibre broadband services to over 3.5 million households.
With this collaboration, Digi will be tapping on Allo’s Layer 2 High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network to cover an approximately 45,000 homepasses in selected areas in Melaka, Perak and Cyberjaya. Allo is also expanding its network to cover other states and it is expected to cover more than 155,000 homepasses by Q2 2021.
Digi’s CMO Praveen Rajan said “We are excited to once again partner with Allo in our effort to provide more customers with total connectivity options, allowing them to experience high-speed home broadband services at home and on-the-go. Working with partners like Allo allows us to speed up the delivery of home broadband services especially during these times when there is a critical demand for a reliable connectivity for remote work and educational needs.”
Commenting on the partnership, Allo’s CEO Rodzi Ahmad said “We have been proactively working with our partners to support their expansions in providing connectivity to Malaysians from all geographical backgrounds, and the collaboration with Digi has proven that we are the partner that you can count on to expand your coverage nationwide at a faster and a more economical rate. Allo understands the importance of staying ahead of the global curve especially in a digitally-driven world, and together, we can grow to ensure robust, high quality and affordable digital connectivity for the well-being of the people and nation.”
Rodzi also said that Allo is an enabler for the Retail Service Providers (RSPs) to expand their offerings and services. Before Digi, Maxis has also signed an access agreement with Allo in December 2019.
Prior to this, Digi has also announced a similar collaboration with TM and Time to expand its broadband footprint. At the moment, Digi offers 100Mbps fibre broadband for RM130/month and 500Mbps at RM190/month. The yellow telco also offers 1Gbps connectivity for RM290/month. With the current Digi Internet Freedom offer, users can enjoy additional savings when they pair it with a Digi Postpaid 80 plan.
All 3 plans come with unlimited quota. The 100Mbps comes with 50Mbps upload, while the 500Mbps and 1Gbps plans come with 200Mbps upload. To learn more, you can check out Digi’s Internet Freedom page.