High-speed Internet network: Danawa Resources inks deal with PT Trans Hybrid Communication

From fifth left: Awang Tengah and Abang Johari pose with representatives of companies involved in the MoU signing event at the Indonesian International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

JAKARTA, Oct 25: Danawa Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PT Trans Hybrid Communication to enhance the high-speed Internet network between Sarawak and neighbouring West Kalimantan.

The partnership between Danawa Resources and the Indonesian firm signifies existing collaboration in deploying fibre optic telecommunication infrastructure to enable inter-border connectivity at Entikong-Tebedu and Badau-Lubok Antu.

Currently, both parties have an existing collaboration in deploying fibre optic inter-border connectivity at Aruk-Biawak, which extends to Singkawang and connected all the way to Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The on-going project is due to complete by the end of the year.

“This fibre optic network will further enhance the high-speed internet communication across Borneo, especially to the West Kalimantan region and the rest of Indonesia,” said a statement issued by the Sarawak delegation yesterday.

PT Trans Hybrid Communication is an Indonesian company set up to provide solutions and services by delivering high-quality connectivity to international gateways/backbones as well as domestic/local links to any destination in Indonesia.

Danawa is a nationwide service provider in Malaysia since 2006. It has been involved in various telecommunications projects that included telecommunication tower and fibre optic deployment, whilst providing commercial internet broadband connectivity to corporate customers and the public.

Danawa managing director Abdul Rahman Mohd Sepawie signed the MoU on behalf of the Malaysian company, while PT Trans Hybrid Communication was represented by its president and director, Fadzri Sentosa.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg witnessed the MoU signing held at the Indonesian International Convention and Exhibition Centre here today (Oct 24).

Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, who is also the Minister for Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Assistant Minister for Industries and Investment Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, as well as Deputy State Secretary Datu Abu Bakar Marzuki.

Members of the delegation are in Jakarta to attend the five-day Trade Expo Indonesia 2018, which was launched by Indonesian president Joko Widodo at the convention centre. — DayakDaily