Singapore's ViewQwest expands to Malaysia

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Singapore ISP ViewQwest has expanded into the Malaysian market, entering a high-speed fiber broadband joint venture with Malaysian telecoms engineering services company Televenture.

ViewQwest has launched fiber and managed services for enterprises within Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle commercial hub, Bangsar South and Cyberjaya.

The joint venture will also offer ViewQwest's suite of enterprise networking and managed services, including the Direct Cloud Connect Service to allow Malaysian enterprises to access cloud services including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud which are regionally hosted in Singapore.

By the end of the year the company plans to launch a 1Gbps fiber service for residences in the same locations, which ViewQwest expects will be the fastest residential broadband service in the nation.

The company will also offer value-added services including Freedom DNS, which is designed to allow customers to access geoblocked media content such as Amazon Prime, Hulu and BBC iPlayer.

“We hope to enable businesses in Malaysia to adopt more cloud services by bringing down the cost of bandwidth and to empower consumers to enjoy gigabit-speed internet from their homes. There is also a huge market to tap for businesses who want to have improved connectivity between the two closely-linked nations,” ViewQwest CEO Vignesa Moorthy commented.

“[Singapore's] NG-NBN lets any ISP deliver services to 1.4 million homes without the debilitating cost of building its own fibre network infrastructure. Now we have the confidence to export our expertise and experiences from running a nationwide ISP service with uber high speeds of up to 10Gbps to other parts of the world.”

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