05 Nov 2020

TM R&D Continues its award winning streak at the World Communication Awards 2020

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The Company’s internally-developed smarter digital solutions for IoT of Water and energy management received global recognitions for innovation.

​​​​​Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), the innovation arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), recently bagged two (2) awards at the prestigious World Communication Awards 2020 organised virtually in London, United Kingdom. ​

The awards, the fourth and fifth received by TM R&D this year, were conferred to TM R&D for its innovative solutions namely Smart Water Integrated Management System (SWIMS) under the IoT Innovation Award category while Enterprise Energy Management System (EENT) received the recognition under the Data Innovation Award category.

Commenting on the milestone achievement, Dr. Sharlene Thiagarajah, Chief Executive Officer, TM R&D said, "This is indeed a proud moment for us at TM R&D. For our internally-developed smart solutions to be recognised at the World Communication Awards, it is indeed a huge encouragement for us to further strengthen our position as the leader in research, development and innovation field. This double win is a remarkable feat and my heartiest congratulations to everyone in the TM R&D team who has put tremendous efforts in providing the best for our customers and partners."

"In addition, we will continue to innovate with purpose and introduce smarter digital solutions that will enhance and transform lives and businesses while simultaneously supporting TM's aspirations and unique role as the enabler of Digital Malaysia.," she added.

In the global telecommunications industry, the World Communication Awards are the most revered mark of achievement. For over 22 years, the awards have recognised innovation excellence in global telecoms companies and attract hundreds of submissions annually.

SWIMS is an Internet of Water (IoW) solution, essentially doing for water what Internet of Things (IoT) does for various other industries and verticals such as electric utilities, transportation, smart cities and factory automation. It enables in-depth, new insights into the operations and the right tools to act on those insights.

"SWIMS offers end-to-end smart water management that improves non-revenue water management. It optimises the repair and replacement of ageing water infrastructure as well as improves responses to weather events such as water level and quality. The solution has now been commercially-deployed, bringing real innovation to the public," shared Dr. Sharlene.

Another recognition received by TM R&D at the World Communication Awards was for EENT. It is a universal internet of energy management solution developed as an agnostic platform to cater for all types of IoT devices, system designs, geographical demand, multi-tenancy or budgeting, with its backend connected to an in-house IoT hosting platform.

"EENT offers a seamless end-to-end smart energy monitoring system that improves energy management, optimises energy use as well as improves response to energy saving plan. It adopts big data architectures and analytics technologies, turning the data challenge into an opportunity and ultimately driving revenue, profit or cost reduction," she revealed.

Established in 2001, TM R&D is the centre of innovation for TM Group focusing on innovations that enriches humanity and bring progress to nations. Growing from strength to strength since 2016, TM R&D has won 19 globally recognised awards and generated more than 2,800 Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and 1,400 digital assets to-date. TM R&D's innovations all developed in-house cut across multiple verticals such as Utilities, Retail, Agriculture, Healthcare and Education with safety and productivity as the top priority. As TM R&D continues to expand beyond connectivity and into smarter digital ecosystems, its role in TM has become more prominent and exciting.

For more information about TM R&D and its products and services, they can be contacted at business@tmrnd.com.my or log on to www.tmrnd.com.my or follow them on LinkedIn (TM Research & Development) for more news and updates.


19 May 2023
Unifi Brings 5g Excitement and Immersive Experience to Communities in Klang Valley at the uni5g #Liveunstoppable Event

Unifi, the nation’s leader in converged fixed broadband, mobile, and lifestyle services, has today launched its UNI5G #LIVEUNSTOPPABLE event at Pavilion, Bukit Bintang.   Running from 19 to 21 May 2023, the event showcases 5G’s capabilities in delivering greater connectivity and empowering limitless opportunities in education, work, entertainment, music, gaming, and so much more.   The event will include not-to-be-missed opportunities for visitors to interact and learn from some of Malaysia’s favourite influencers such as Elizabeth Tan (on 19 May), MK Clique and Noki (on 20 May), and Vokey (on 21 May). They will also get to participate in UNI5G’s unique content creation experience by taking 3D video footage of themselves, with selected participants having the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be featured on the Pavilion Elite 3D LED Screen located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.   Visitors could also win tickets to upcoming Liga Malaysia football matches, the latest Samsung Galaxy S23+ mobile phones, and limited UNI5G football jerseys, when they participate in Unifi’s TikTok #UnstoppableRap challenge, join in the longest #UnstoppablePlaylist on Spotify, and take part in other exciting activities.   “Malaysia is entering a new era of digitalisation, with today’s digital lifestyles and customer experiences demanding more robust and uninterrupted connectivity, any time anywhere. The UNI5G #LIVEUNSTOPPABLE event is an opportunity for us to bring immersive experiences to local communities and showcase how 5G will elevate their daily lives – be it in work, education, entertainment, as well as the empower the creation, sharing and consumption of digital content,” said Jasmine Lee, Executive Vice President, Unifi Mobile.   New and existing customers will be able to subscribe to the newly launched UNI5G Postpaid 89 Plan at the event, which comes with unlimited 4G & 5G data and unlimited calls. The Plan includes the option to own a brand new 5G smartphone with savings of up to RM1, 500, and the UNI5G Supplementary Plan as an add-on for only RM39 per line per month.   Priced below RM90 a month, Unifi’s UNI5G Postpaid Plan is one of the most comprehensive and value-for-money plans with unlimited 4G & 5G data, smartphone bundles and supplementary lines currently available in the market.   Prepaid users can also access UNI5G Prepaid Plans, including monthly unlimited 4G + 5G data for as low as RM35, with a chance to win tickets to Liga Malaysia football matches when they activate their new UNI5G Prepaid sim pack.   “While we have started by connecting with communities in the Klang Valley, we hope to engage and provide our services to more Malaysians. In the coming months, we will continue our efforts to bring fixed-mobile convergence solutions and 5G coverage to more communities nationwide, reinforcing our commitment to enabling a Digital Malaysia,” Jasmine concluded.

21 Jul 2022
TM to accelerate fibre deployment in Sabah, targeting 58% state coverage by 2025

Building on its commitment to support the Sabah Maju Jaya aspiration, TM will accelerate its fibre deployment, targeting a minimum of 145,000 premises to be connected in the next three (3) years from 2022 – 2025, achieving 58% of fibre coverage in the state. These targets, along with other matters, were shared during an engagement initiative by TM’s leadership with the Chief Minister of Sabah, YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor today, in an effort to foster a stronger relationship with the state government and various stakeholder groups in Sabah. The delegation, led by Imri Mokhtar, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM shared updates on TM’s activities in the state as part of its effort to bring seamless connectivity and digital solutions to the population, business community, industry and the public sector. TM has invested more than RM1.1 billion in CAPEX in Sabah since 2012 towards improving connectivity and fiberisation in the state. With a total of 32,000km fibre optic cables statewide, TM has connected close to 282,000 premises in Sabah, in addition to the rollout of 59 fibre connectivity sites at schools in the state which serve as Points Of Presence (POPs). Cumulatively, TM has deployed over 600,000km fibre optic cables nationwide, and will continue to expand in line with the implementation of JENDELA. Also shared during the visit were TM’s various initiatives to improve browsing experience of customers in Sabah. To enable faster content downloading and reduced latency, TM deployed the TM internet exchange (TMiX) nodes locally in Kota Kinabalu and Penampang as well as upcoming ones in Inanam, Kinarut, Menggatal and Putatan, expected to be ready by December 2022. The company will also enable content localisation, where OTT players can place their content servers in Penampang, establish a Content Delivery Network (CDN) node and implement an International Gateway (IGW) in the district by Q1 2023. “As a human-centred technology company, TM is ready to play the role of a strategic partner in realising Sabah’s digital agenda in multiple ways, including developing competitive and competent digital talents for Sabah’s Digital Economy through scholarships, education collaboration with MMU as well as job opportunities,” said Imri. TM is also ready to collaborate and offer comprehensive custom digital solutions to Sabah’s public sector and business community, with Digital Government, Digital Marketplace, unifi Business Club as well as its comprehensive Cloud, Data Centre and Cybersecurity offerings, in addition to its suite of Smart City solutions.

12 Jul 2021
TM announces appointment of new chairman; records highest appreciation to predecessor

​Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today announced the departure of Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh as Chairman of TM Board with effect on 31 July 2021 and the appointment of its new Chairman, Dato' Mohammed Azlan Hashim effective 1 August 2021. On behalf of TM Group, the Board of Directors, expressed their highest appreciation to Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh for his leadership and contribution to the TM Group during his tenure. "The entire Board, management and Warga TM would like to record our heartfelt gratitude to Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke, an exemplary role model in upholding governance and integrity and a highly respected corporate figure; who has brought his vast insights in industry and commercial to benefit the TM Group. Together with the Board, Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) and management, we have charted the next phase of growth for the company under the New TM Transformation 2021-2023, anchored on 40+ Value Programmes. This has already seen a strong start with quarterly growth across all lines of business and improved operations. Under his stewardship, TM has also continued to serve and support the nation throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, ensuring Malaysians stay safe and connected at home and remain productive; whilst extending humanitarian aid to those in need during these challenging times." Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke was appointed as Chairman of TM Board in May 2020. Commenting on the new Chairman's appointment, the Board said, "We are happy to welcome Dato' Mohammed Azlan Hashim as the new Chairman of TM Board. He is a highly respected corporate figure with extensive experience in investment and financial services; most notably as a Board member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) and the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF). He brings a wealth of industry and commercial insights, which will broaden and enrich the Board's overall expertise. We look forward to Dato' Azlan's guidance, counsel and leadership as the Company continues on its transformation journey and next phase of growth and value creation. As the enabler of Digital Malaysia, TM is committed to playing our part to support all our customer segments across homes, businesses, industry as well as the public sector with connectivity, digital infrastructure and solutions towards economic recovery." "We would like to wish Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Bakke all the best in his future undertakings. On that note, we would also like to welcome Dato' Mohammed Azlan as the new Chairman of TM," concluded the Board. PROFILE OF DATO' MOHAMMED AZLAN HASHIM Dato' Mohammed Azlan Hashim is presently a Board member of Khazanah since 1 April 2020. He is also a Board member and the Investment Panel Chairman of the EPF. He is also currently the Chairman of several public listed entities including D&O Green Technologies Berhad, Marine & General Berhad and IHH Healthcare Berhad. He has extensive working experience in the corporate sectors including financial services and investments. Among others, he served as Chief Executive of Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad, Managing Director of Amanah Capital Malaysia Berhad and Executive Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Melbourne and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.


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