PENANG today created another milestone with the deployment of Gigawire technology, paired with Terragraph, enabling buildings with existing copper wire cables to receive high-speed broadband service.
State Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo praised YTL Communications for coming out with this first-in-the-world technology.
He said the state was proud to announce this remarkable feat which would serve the people with fastest internet download speeds.
“This is a significant achievement for Penang and also in line with state’s vision to be a family-focused green and smart state that inspires the nation.
“YTL’s initiative has clearly brought Penang to greater heights.
“I would also like to see this technology be installed at state government offices in Komtar as well,” he told a press conference at the Penang Chinese Town Hall (PCTH) in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling.
This new technology is an integration of Terragraph and Gigawire technology which produces a high-speed broadband service.
It is said to be able to have internet download speeds of between 200Mbps and 300Mbps to all buildings.
Survey for the Terragraph pilot project, launched early this year in George Town, also showed the customer satisfaction was at 93 percent.
Present were YTL Communications chief executive officer Wing K Lee, PCTH chairman Datuk Khor Teng How and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Northern Region deputy director Fitri Hashim.
Lee also took the opportunity to brief the media on the new technology installed at PCTH.
He showed reporters the difference of speed with and without the new technology.
He said the internet speed was at 1Mbps for the existing copper wires while the integration of Terregraph and Gigawire brought the speed to above 150Mbps.
“This clearly shows the difference,” he said.
source from: Buletin Mutiara