Malaysia: Broadband for millions
The company RESB (Realm Energy/JSR Sdn Bhd) has big plans: The company is planning to supply more than two million homes in Malaysia with broadband Internet. This is to be achieved using BPL (Broadband Over Powerlines) technology, in which the signal is transmitted over the final kilometres via existing power lines. HUBER+SUHNER is supplying state-of-the-art fiber optic solutions for the project.
HUBER+SUHNER will equip 5,000 sites over the next three and a half years, including the design, supply, installation and testing, through to commissioning. The end-to-end fiber optic solutions connect the existing power plants with the substations. This enables the grid capacity to be optimised and ensures reliable and permanently highquality data transmission. The BPL technology can be used according to requirements, from a simple control function through to data networking and the distribution of real-time streaming. Internet service providers can offer broadband Internet access as well as telephony, HDTV and intelligent home applications via BPL, and this at an affordable price and speeds of up to 16 Mbps. With an order value of around CHF 60 million, the project is among the largest of its kind world-wide.
«The project is a great success for our Fiber Optic Division», says a satisfied Urs Kaufmann, CEO of HUBER+SUHNER. «We are able to demonstrate our technological market leadership and competency for system solutions as well as contributing to providing access to high-speed Internet for millions of Malasian households.» Zulkernian Abdul Talib, CEO of RESB, is also delighted with the partnership: «We’ve succeeded in meeting the technical challenges and defining the final concept for the rollout.» The many years of co-operation between the two companies has contributed significantly in his view: «HUBER+SUHNER has proven to be not only a supplier but a real partner during this project.»