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Singapore's ViewQwest to offer Internet services in Malaysia

HOMEGROWN ISP (Internet service provider) ViewQwest on Wednesday announced it has expanded its operations to Malaysia through a joint venture arrangement with Malaysian telecom engineering services firm Televenture.

ViewQwest is believed to be the first Singapore ISP to offer Internet services in Malaysia.

The upstart has since July 2016 commenced sales of its fibre broadband access and related managed services for enterprises in the Kuala Lumpur "Golden Triangle", Bangsar South and Cyberjaya areas.

ViewQwest said that in addition to premium high-speed broadband, it will also offer its suite of enterprise networking and managed services to help enterprises 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 in Singapore.

The ISP added that by end-2016, it will launch its 1Gbps fibre broadband service for select residential homes in the same locations.

ViewQwest said: "When that happens, ViewQwest's 1Gbps service will be the fastest residential broadband Internet service in Malaysia."

The fastest residential broadband service in Malaysia reportedly tops out at 500Mbps currently.