Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has signed a Wi-Fi roaming agreement with British Telecommunications plc (BT), allowing them to leverage on each other's Wi-Fi networks in Malaysia and the UK and enable the monetising of UK-Malaysia roaming.
In a statement today, TM said, through this agreement, its national Wi-Fi footprint will be included in BT's Global Wi-Fi roaming hub, enabling BT's customers to leverage on TM's Wi-Fi estates while roaming in the country and region.
"TM will also be interconnected with BT’s Global Wi-Fi roaming hub, which allows its end-customers to access the full range of global and UK-based Wi-Fi capabilities for a converged mobile roaming experience while travelling abroad and in the UK.
"Combining this with existing and new Long-Term Evolution roaming offerings, TM can now offer its customers an integrated and seamless connectivity that addresses their data consumption needs and their demand for rich communication services," it said.
TM said BT's Global Wi-Fi roaming hub integrated Wi-Fi estates globally to provide mobile and Wi-Fi operators truly global Wi-Fi roaming for the end-users.
The hub creates a global Wi-Fi roaming ecosystem that has significant traction in the Asian market, and will be especially attractive to UK and global customers roaming in Malaysia with over 4,600 hotspots locations at airports, hotels, convention centres and cafes.
TM will also gain access to nearly 400,000 hotspots in the UK supporting Wireless Internet Service Provider roaming authentication (WisPr) including 12,000 for both WisPr and Extensible Authentication Protocol authentication to enhance its converged roaming offerings to their end-customers. – Bernama, March 14, 2016.