Celcom, DiGi renew network share deal

Dylan Bushell-Embling
22 Jan 2014

Malaysia's Celcom Axiata and DiGi Telecom have agreed to extend their network sharing agreement for a further three years.

In a stock exchange filing, the companies confirmed that they have renewed their network collaboration agreement through to January 2017.

The companies said both had been able to gain from the network sharing deal, and “will continue to carry on the intents and purposes of the network collaboration to realise its full benefits.”

Celcom and DiGi signed the initial three year agreement in January 2011. As part of the deal, the operators have been sharing equipment including cell sites, microwave links and trunk fiber transmission.

The companies have previously announced a goal of eventually consolidating their mobile networks by 2015.

As part of the co-operation, Celcom and DiGi last month signed a collaboration agreement with Telekom Malaysia.

The major deal involves Telekom Malaysia providing wholesale backhaul services for sites jointly owned by Celcom and DiGi. This collaboration has a term of at least ten years, and could net Telekom Malaysia up to $185 million in lease fees over its tenure.

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