In addition to its domestic roaming deal with TM for the upcoming P1 mobile services, Celcom has also unveiled its plan to offer its own fixed broadband services. This service will be utilizing TM’s High Speed Broadband infrastructure – similar in nature as per Maxis Fibre.
The new fixed broadband service is made possible due to the extension of TM Next-Gen Backhaul Services deal that both companies signed few years ago. Since today’s press conference was held together with TM which could be the service’s direct competitor through UniFi, Celcom’s CEO, Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly didn’t provide much detail regarding the company’s new fixed broadband service.
For starters, the new service will be targeted on Celcom’s own customers who want to utilize the new fixed broadband service as an extension to their existing subscription. In other words, its existing mobile businesses will continue to be Celcom’s priority even with the addition of the new fixed broadband service.
According to Dato’ Sri Shazalli, the service will be made available to its customers once all the necessary foundation has been established which is expected to be done within the second half of 2016. So Celcom customers, expect to hear more about the telco’s new fixed broadband service very soon.