Juniper Networks announces strategic deal with PP Telecommunication

Jonathan Smith, CEO, PP Telecommunication Sdn. Bhd.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a secure AI-driven networks firm, announced that it has been selected by PP Telecommunication Sdn. Bhd. (PPTEL), a network service provider based in Sarawak, to provide solutions to build a core network that will support its growth plans.

What does deal mean to consumers in East Malaysia?

This network will provide the foundation to help PPTEL meet the demand for critical high-speed internet connectivity, enabling consumers access to richer digital experiences.

The move comes as Sarawak prepares to undergo changes to its digital infrastructure as part of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority’s (SMA) plans to fast track the state’s digital economy.

PPTEL’s infrastructure puts the company in a unique and prestigious position to support these plans – the company relies on submarine cables from strategic locations in the region to drive latency down while keeping services efficient and cost-effective.

PPTEL is also building the first Tier IV data center in East Malaysia, a testament to the firm’s commitment to delivering effective and flexible services to drive Sarawak’s digital economy.

To better support Sarawak’s digital goals and PPTEL’s own plans to expand its services to Southeast Asia, the service provider selected Juniper’s routing and switching solutions to build its new core network. Juniper’s MX Series Universal Routing Platforms and QFX Series Switches will deliver industry-leading system capacity, density, security and performance.

PPTEL’s Juniper powered network, in combination with its BaSICS Cable System, will enable service providers to provide high-quality, low-latency connectivity to consumers in Sarawak.

What does deal mean to PPTEL?

Furthermore, with 5G on the horizon, the solutions offered by Juniper will enable PPTEL to scale their network efficiently and ensure that consumers and businesses are able to fully harness the benefits of 5G connectivity from providing high-volume streaming content and new digital experiences to unlocking business opportunities.

Jonathan Smith, CEO, PP Telecommunication Sdn. Bhd. said, “There are many opportunities for Sarawak to advance in its digital shift, and we are happy to partner with Juniper Networks in this journey. As Sarawak and Malaysia prepare for 5G, it is vital that our infrastructure is innovative and ahead of the curve to deliver the network experiences we desire.”

“Juniper has long been recognized as a market leader, and through our joint effort, we hope to provide enterprises and consumers with a networking experience unlike any other.”

Perry Sui, Senior Director, ASEAN & Taiwan, Juniper Networks said, “We are thrilled to partner with PP Telecommunication in their journey that will support Sarawak’s digital economy.”

“PPTEL has played a vital role in the growth of networking in Malaysia. Through Juniper’s experience-first networking approach, we are committed to helping PPTEL ensure that enterprises and consumers in Sarawak and beyond become better connected.”