“Connecting Malaysia and beyond.“
Enabling the advancement of connectivity.
Allo Technology Sdn Bhd (Allo), a wholly owned subsidiary Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s largest electricity utility brand, is paving the way for a fiberised nation.
The company was instrumental in the building of Cyberjaya Metro Fibre Network (CMFN), providing Malaysia’s first fully fibred Open-Access network, which delivers connectivity directly into the office buildings and homes under the concept of Fibre-To-The-Building (FTTB) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) for the city of Cyberjaya in Malaysia.
The advancement of the technological ecosystem under the CMFN interconnects all buildings and towers in Cyberjaya, which played an integral part in spurring the growth of tech and digital companies, subsequently enabling a thriving digital economy in the country.
As a telecommunication service provider, Allo plays an essential role as a catalyst for the advancement of technology and connectivity services in Malaysia by providing the infrastructure needed, alongside implementing extensive cellular tower fiberisation, data centre connectivity and cross-border connectivity to the neighbouring countries.
Being a subsidiary of TNB, Allo leverages on TNB’s existing assets to expand Malaysia’s digital transformation journey with offerings tailored for homes, SMEs, enterprises and carriers with their Open-Access fully fibred infrastructure.
Operating with their unique business model compared to other players in the industry, Allo is able to offer its Open-Access Network infrastructure, which provides uninterrupted service to partnering retail service providers (RSPs) , thus bringing High Speed Broadband (HSBB) to end customers. By utilising its parent company’s utility infrastructure, Allo is able to offer a more feasible and cost-effective means of providing connectivity operating via Open-Access, allowing other RSPs to provide their services to end-users.
By being able to lay fibre at a lower cost compared to other RSPs, the Open Access operating model can be offered to other market players at a more competitive price. This creates a level playing field with healthy competition between RSPs, thus benefitting the community, either in urban or suburban areas, allowing them to enjoy the same packages despite different geographical locations.
Allo believes that its position as a subsidiary of TNB provides great leverage in terms of reaching places that may be harder to penetrate for other RSPs if they are on their own. As testament to that, Allo’s shared network is already proven to be making a difference in the industry by providing HSBB services to many underserved areas.
Building on their strategic vision of being ‘Your Preferred Connectivity Services Partner’, Allo positions itself not as a competitor to other RSPs, but rather, as a strategic partner who complements them in achieving their objective in offering services to the end-users.
Their Open-Access model allows many RSPs to use Allo’s infrastructure, which has created a level playing field with healthy competition between RSPs, and benefits communities both urban and suburban, which are now able to enjoy the same packages despite different geographical locations. By doing so, Allo helps keep broadband prices within the rate threshold stipulated under the regulations set by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
Allo’s expansion of the fibre network is not limited to home and business premises, but also enables fiberisation of mobile towers to improve the current 4G service quality and to expedite 5G roll-out nationwide by leveraging approximately 25,000km of fibre length on TNB’s grid infrastructure across Peninsular Malaysia.
To date, Allo has over 180,000 premises passed in Melaka, Perak, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Johor
One of the key priorities for Allo will be to build more fibre routes across the country for connectivity and support the national aspiration of closing the digital gap, supporting 5G roll out and other industry requirements.
“Parity and equality, especially in the areas of connectivity and Internet accessibility is one of the key movers of a truly progressive society. Allo’s commitment to helping all Malaysians, irrespective of locales, to benefit from high speed broadband is laudable.”
Shanggari Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, MORS Group