TM Global deploys two International Internet Gateways to boost high-speed connectivity in Sarawak, Sabah

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KUCHING, Oct 31: TM Global, the wholesale domestic and international business arm of TM, has successful deployed two additional International Internet Gateways (IGW) in Sarawak and Sabah.

According to a media release, the two IGWs are located in Stampin (Sarawak) and Penampang (Sabah), strengthening TM Global’s existing Internet Exchange (IX) nodes across the Borneo States.

These IGWs will serve as crucial hubs for international Internet traffic exchange, reflecting the business’ commitment to continuously expand its local network infrastructure and offer high speed Internet connectivity in East Malaysia.

This network expansion will enable TM’s customers in East Malaysia and the neighbouring region to access global internet traffic via the most efficient route.

By reducing the need to route traffic back to Peninsular Malaysia, these IGWs will significantly enhance connectivity speed and reliability for businesses, service providers and their end-customers.

The existing nodes in Sabah are in Kota Kinabalu, Inanam, Elopura, Menggatal and Putatan, while Sarawak nodes are in Kuching, Bintulu, Miri, Petra Jaya, Kuala Baram and Tabuan Jaya.

Khairul Liza Ibrahim

Commenting on the initiative, TM Global’s executive vice president Khairul Liza Ibrahim emphasised that these IGWs help bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas in Sabah and Sarawak, benefitting densely populated areas and enhancing Internet coverage for communities in smaller towns and remote locations.

“This will help drive digital opportunities for education, job prospects and entrepreneurship that will uplift these communities into the digital economy,” she said in a statement today.

Khairul Liza added that this amplified network reach also empowers TM Global to curate a more enriched digital experience, facilitating the global dissemination of substantial content at faster speeds while minimising latency.

“This advancement aligns with the progressive trajectory of 5G technology, demonstrating our unwavering dedication to position Malaysia as a trusted digital hub within the Aseam region,” she said. — DayakDaily