Telekom Malaysia targets 58% fibre coverage in Sabah by 2025

22 July 2022

Telekom Malaysia (TM) said it will accelerate its fibre deployment in Sabah achieving 58% of fibre coverage in the state by 2025.

To enable faster content downloading and reduced latency, the telco 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.

“TM has invested more than RM1.1bn in capital expenditure (capex) in Sabah since 2012 towards improving connectivity and fiberisation in the state,” Imri Mokhtar,  group chief executive officer said. “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).

TM said it 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 1Q23.