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Telstra, Lautan Variasi committed in enhancing connectivity

LAUTAN Variasi Sdn Bhd and Telstra International signed a cooperation agreement committed to providing satellite teleport facilities and offering Geostationary Equatorial Orbit (GEO) in Cyberjaya.

The GEO function is to help bridge the nation’s digital divide for rural and underserved communities.

Targeted to be ready for service by July 2024, Telstra will invest in gateways, hubs and providing managed teleport and satellite capacity services.

Meanwhile, Lautan Variasi will invest in land and ground teleport facilities, to provide fast and efficient connectivity services for remote customers in Malaysia.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telstra International, Roary Stasko said, Telstra owns and operates a network of satellite earth stations in the Asia-Pacific region to provide satellite operators and service providers, as well as carriers, with best in class connectivity services to almost every GEO satellite services in Asia.

“We are excited to launch earth stations in Malaysia and work with Lautan Variasi to provide world-class, cost-effective, tailored and scalable satellite services coverage in Malaysia to enhance connectivity and service delivery in remote areas, closing the digital divide,” he said.

Managing Director of Lautan Variasi, Datuk Syed Nasir Hussin Syed Peer said, Lautan Variasi delighted to collaborate with Telstra in exploring innovative connectivity services.

He said, this next-generation satellite connectivity service will provide an improved experience for consumers and create new opportunities for their small business and enterprise customers.

It included those that require continuous coverage or additional redundancy from backhaul to back-up, from Internet of Things (IoT) to supporting emergency services, and from satellite broadband to supporting a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) enterprise verticals, like oil and gas, agritech, healthcare, and education.

“We have signed a 10-year collaboration agreement with Telstra and we intend to work strategically and closely together in the satellite service space over the long term.

“It is a project like this that motivates technology providers like us, delivering innovative outcomes and supporting our remote communities in Malaysia. This undertaking is another key milestone for Lautan Variasi’s vision of becoming a regional player by 2026,” he said.

Lautan Variasi is building a state-of-the-art satellite teleport facility alongside a full service data centre in the heart of Cyberjaya.

These facilities will not only provide direct services for their customers, but also support local and regional telecommunication players for their hosting and capacity expansion.

By mid-2025, Lautan Variasi expects to be offering high-speed, low-latency connectivity services for Malaysia and throughout Asia Pacific.


Pilihan Editor