Celcom Axiata appointed as Kwasa Damansara development ICT partner

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 17): Celcom Axiata Bhd has been appointed as the ‘preferred ICT partner’ in the development plan of Kwasa Land Sdn Bhd’s upcoming 2,257-acre Kwasa Damansara smart township in Sungai Buloh.

Celcom said it will be responsible for building the foundation for ICT infrastructure and converged connectivity facilities within the township.

This would include township fiberisation, converged 5G connectivity solutions, safety and security smart city solutions, digital signages, dedicated internet access for businesses, and common area WiFi connectivity, the company said.

“Celcom will also provide smart solutions required to enable Kwasa Land to plan and develop the smart city envisioned for Kwasa Damansara,” it said in a statement.

Celcom added the venture will pave the way for the company to strengthen its network capability further by implementing new network sites within the township.

“This is especially vital groundwork for Celcom, in gearing towards the rolling out of its 5G technology soon,” it added.

Celcom’s appointment by Kwasa Land, the master developer of Kwasa Damansara, was made official today.

“We are truly honoured by this recognition from Kwasa Land, and the collaboration will further demonstrate our commitment in advancing the societies with our innovation,” said Celcom Axiata chief executive officer Idham Nawawi.

“This venture will be one of the smart townships empowered by Celcom, as we progressively build our capacity and continue to contribute towards the development of a digital nation,” he said.

Kwasa Land managing director Datuk Mohd Lofty Mohd Noh, meanwhile, expressed confidence that Celcom’s presence as a partner will complement the multi-faceted components that Kwasa Damansara has to offer.

“With state-of-the-art smart city features, such as cutting-edge ICT infrastructure that incorporates smart solutions and big data, Kwasa Damansara is set to become a catalyst of integrated socio-economic eco-systems and promote a more modern, healthier lifestyle,” Mohd Lotfy added.

Kwasa Damansara carries the promise of a sustainable community township that focuses on three key components, which are Green Township, Connected and Inclusive.

These three components are part of Kwasa Land’s ambitious plans for Kwasa Damansara — home to over 250,000 residents upon completion — to become a smart, connected township with a robust network infrastructure combined with smart security.