Internet Service Provider ViewQwest today announced that it has expanded its operations to Malaysia (from Singapore) through a joint-venture arrangement with Malaysian telecom engineering services company Televenture.
ViewQwest has already started sales of its fibre broadband access and related managed services for enterprises in the Kuala Lumpur “Golden Triangle,” Bangsar South and Cyberjaya areas since July 2016. In addition to premium high-speed broadband speeds, ViewQwest will also offer its suite of enterprise networking and managed services to help businesses grow their business regionally. These include the Direct Cloud Connect Service which helps corporations in Malaysia access cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud which are regionally hosted at in Singapore.
By the end of the year, ViewQwest will also launch its 1Gbps fibre broadband service for select residential homes within the same locations. When that happens, ViewQwest’s 1 Gbps service will be the fastest residential broadband Internet service in Malaysia. Currently, the fastest residential broadband service in Malaysia tops out at 500Mbps.
ViewQwest will also offer related services including its Freedom DNS service which helps consumers access geographically-blocked content such as Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and BBC iPlayer. Its Android-based ViewQwest TV media player will also be bundled together with its broadband service.
Mr Vignesa Moorthy, CEO of ViewQwest said: “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.”
“The Singapore Government’s forward-thinking Next-Generation National Broadband Network infrastructure has helped a homegrown ISP like ViewQwest compete on the world’s stage. NGNBN 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,” said Mr Moorthy.