Cyberjaya, Malaysia, January 12, 2018 – Daulat Networks Sdn. Bhd. (DNSB), a Malaysian associate of developer, owner and operator of submarine cables; SEA Cable Exchange (S) Pte. Ltd. (SEAX) has successfully been awarded the Network Service Provider – Individual (NSP-I) and Networks Facilities Provider – Individual (NFP-I) from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on the 15th of December 2017.
The NSP-I and NFP-I licenses will allow DNSB to both own, build and operate network facilities infrastructure as well as provide network services to enable the connectivity between different network providers within Malaysia. DNSB has pledged full commitment to driving increased interconnectivity within Malaysia by building reliable core infrastructure connecting key data centres with both terrestrial and submarine cable landing stations.
Kelvan Firman, Chief Executive Officer of DNSB – “DNSB has worked hard to obtain both the NSP-I and NFP-I licenses. We see the potential for Malaysia to become an ICT hub in the Southeast Asian region. DNSB believes that the company’s plans to build and construct a terrestrial backhaul is complementary to the submarine cable infrastructure of SEAX SG and will help connect data centres within Malaysia. This will drive greater international capacity into and out of Malaysia. We have big plans set in motion to achieve this in the upcoming year of 2018. It will be a busy and fulfilling year for all of us at DNSB.”
Chief Executive Officer of SEA Cable Exchange (S) Pte. Ltd., which holds shares in DNSB – “We are extremely grateful to both MCMC and the Malaysian government for granting DNSB the NFP-I and NSP-I licenses. With the approval of the NFP-I and NSP-I, the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle is in place and SEAX can now implement its plan to be a lead driver in ASEAN connectivity initiatives and establishing an ASEAN broadband corridor in line with the ASEAN Co-operation in ICT which is expected to be an engine of growth for ASEAN. We envisage building on the goals of the first ASEAN ICT Masterplan of 2010-2015 with regards to infrastructure development and furthering the aim of ASEAN’s ICT Masterplan of 2016-2020, to ensure an ASEAN backbone connectivity is in place.”
Daulat Neworks Sdn Bhd is a Malaysian carrier neutral telecommunications infrastructure company jointly owned by Dr. Dato Low Tuck Kwong, Datuk Idris Abdullah and SEA Cable Exchange (S) Pte Ltd.
SEA Cable Exchange (S) Pte. Ltd. is the group holding company of SEAX group; which comprises of Super SEA Cable Networks Pte. Ltd. which is a Facilities Based Operator (FBO) Licensee granted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA); Daulat Networks Sdn. Bhd.; and PT Super Sistem Ultima, which is a Jartup Licensee granted by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of Indonesia.
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