TM R&D, ZTE Malaysia team up on passive optical network research

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 30): Telekom Malaysia Bhd's (TM) unit, Telekom Research & Development Bhd (TM R&D), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ZTE Corp Bhd to collaborate on next-generation passive optical network (NGPON) research to enable higher bandwidth for TM customers. In a statement today, TM said the MOU encompassed joint NGPON research in contributing towards achieving the international standards through the strengthening of NGPON2 framework. "Both parties will share their research facilities and create mirroring laboratories in both countries, China and Malaysia," it said.