Allo Technology Sdn Bhd (Allo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), aims to provide fibre optic connectivity to 150,000 suburban homes by June 2021. The broadband infrastructure provider currently covers Melaka and Perak, and they are expanding to more states in Peninsular Malaysia including Pulau Pinang, Kedah, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
According to TNB, Allo has formed partnerships with various telcos to provide connectivity to the masses in line with the government’s JENDELA plan. Apart from offering broadband services under its own City Broadband company, Allo also acts as an enabler for Retail Service Providers which include Astro, Digi and Maxis to expand their respective fibre footprint via TNB’s infrastructure.
NST has also reported recently that Allo is finalising its access agreements with Celcom and TM. According to Allo CEO Rodzi Ahmad, TNB has 18,000km of fibre optic infrastructure nationwide. He added that Allo has fiberised 20,000 premises in Cyberjaya including homes, offices and data centres with 400km of fibre optic cables.
The company has also provided fibre access to 17,000 homepasses in Jasin, Alor Gajah, Malim Jaya and Ayer Keroh in Melaka and 9,800 homepasses in Menglembu Perak.
Rodzi also shared that a couple of projects are in the pipeline which will enable them to provide services to 41,000 homes in Perak by the end of this year and 26,800 homes in Kedah by early 2021. The company will also embark on a large scale deployment to 40,300 homes in Johor which will be ready by Q2 2021. In addition, they also aim to extend its broadband services to suburban areas in Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.
TNB’s venture in the fibre broadband business started after completing its pilot project in Jasin, Melaka under the National Fiberisation Connectivity Plan (NFCP) in January 2019. With its open access concept, Jasin residents enjoy a variety of broadband options from 8 different retail service providers that offer fibre broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps for less than RM200.