U Mobile today has announced that the telco has partnered with Sacofa in order to help accelerate its network expansion in Sarawak. Under the new deal, this will allow U Mobile to utilize Sacofa’s state-wide infrastructure for the next 10 years.
Owned by the Sarawak state government, Sacofa is in charge of all telecommunication infrastructures in the state. In fact, it is not hard to see why the deal might be critical for U Mobile’s growth in the state as Sacofa has a 20-years exclusive rights to build, own, and manage telco infrastructures in Sarawak since 2002.
At this moment, there are more than 700 sites under the company’s purview in addition to its 4,000km on-land fibre network that goes from Kuching to Lawas and also connected to the fibre network in neighboring Sabah as well as Brunei. The company is also in charge of the submarine cable system between Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.
In general, U Mobile customers are able to expect better reach and experience from the telco very soon. However, it is not known at the moment on how soon customers will see such improvements in Sarawak as the telco didn’t provide any exact timeline in the announcement earlier today.