TM announce Digital Economy Special Programme

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) continues to support the Government’s PRIHATIN Economic Stimulus Package as announced by the YAB Prime Minister with the launch of its “Digital Economy Special Programme” focusing on those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the rural and suburban areas covering SMEs, and individuals belonging to M40 and B40 groups. The programme is hoped to cushion the impact of the pandemic to the economy and to the Rakyat during the Movement Control Order (MCO), and as the nation returns to a new normal under the Conditional MCO (CMCO).

According to TM’s Chairman, Rosli Man, “In continuing the initiative to positively drive the national economy forward; TM will be investing in our Digital Economy Special Programme in line with our role to enable a Digital Malaysia. The programme will be focusing on the SMEs and individuals belonging to M40 and B40 groups in the rural and suburban areas. For the SMEs, we are providing a SME platform at unifi to enable entrepreneurs to start moving, and accelerate their business into the digital space. Meanwhile for students, we are providing the education sector with critical connectivity via TM ONE, to enable students to continue with their studies and interact with their teachers and lecturers digitally away from school and campuses. Towards this end, we have put a framework in place towards helping the Government and Rakyat especially in the rural and sub-urban areas. This is expected to give an extremely positive impact in four (4) key sectors covering health, education, digital services and entrepreneurial development. This will help drive the rural economy towards digitisation not just for connectivity services but to enable it on a business platform as well. Most importantly this programme is about job creation. More details on the programme will be announced soon.”

“Befitting our role as the enabler of Malaysia’s Digital Nation aspiration, we are committed to ensure that our network is always-on and available to customers, so they can stay connected, entertained, productive, informed and continue to be served during this unprecedented period. As a responsible and caring corporate citizen, rest assured TM will do our best for the nation; to cushion the impact to the economy and to our customers, employees and to those in need, as well as to ensure our services continue without interruption. TM has thus far put in place various initiatives in support of the PRIHATIN Economic Stimulus Package and the Nation – for customers, employees and for those in need – throughout the MCO and this challenging time,” said Rosli Man.

As the nation’s telecommunications and digital infrastructure provider, TM has fully supported and will continue to support the telecommunications industry and the nation’s requirements to ensure seamless and uninterrupted connectivity for Malaysia overall. TM continues to invest in the national telecommunications infrastructure especially with the higher than ever internet utilisation during the COVID-19 pandemic.TM has ample backhaul capacity that can be upgraded to cater for any sudden spikes in data usage and bandwidth requirements, and it have committed the necessary network investment to support this. TM is also collaborating with other industry players, especially the mobile players to ensure the availability of uninterrupted connectivity and adequate bandwidth capacity for all to enable customers staying at home stay connected and supported.

TM’s vast and diverse network connectivity worldwide is sufficient to continuously support the demand of internet bandwidth requirement during the MCO period. Its strong relationships with international telco partners for upgradable international interconnection via submarine cable systems network worldwide and co-location as well as peering with the world’s technology giants and social networks enable end-users to access and enjoy seamless live video streaming, gaming and other applications provided by multiple content players during their stay at home.

In the meantime, TM have mobilised our nationwide resources to fulfil our responsibility to the nation: continuing to meet the telecommunication needs of our customers with various special MCO promos, and especially supporting the public sector and those enterprises involved in providing critical and essential services; whilst ensuring the health and safety of our employees and ensuring business continuity.

TM’s support team is readily available and, as always, customers can reach out to TM for enquiries and assistance via its multiple customer service channels. TM will continually monitor for developments on the ongoing situation and adapt its services to help customers, whenever needed.

Please stay tuned to the unifi portal, unifi.com.my and official social media accounts via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weareunifi/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/helpmeunifi for the latest updates and information.

To #stayinformed, go to StayAlert.my portal – a one-stop authentic information resource and TM initiative, to help Malaysians stay up to date on the latest news and developments on COVID-19.

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