TM, P1, Celcom Inks Agreement for Extension of Backhaul Services & Domestic Roaming

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Published on January 28, 2016

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1. inlllllllIIIII| I:fl. : ::-: zzorn‘ an axiata company JOINT NEWS RELEASE CELCOM INKS AGREEMENT WITH TM FOR EXTENSION OF BACKHAUL SERVICES AND DOMESTIC ROAMING PROVISION WITH PI KUALA LUMPUR, 28 JANUARY 2016 — Malaysia's leading telecommunications companies Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) inked a collaborative deal to extend their existing partnership which will now progress to the next level of backhaul services provision. Aside from the NGBH deal extension, Celcom also signed an agreement for domestic roaming service provision with Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (P1). Previously, Celcom and TM had established the partnership in 2011 and the following phase in 2015. The partnership will accelerate the fiberizdtion rollout of Celcom’s 4G network, through TM’s provision of an extensive and robust backhaul with high bandwidth capacity. It is indeed a way forward for Celcom, progressing further into the current ongoing effort of a continuous and rigorous roll out of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) site deployment countrywide. This will enable the country's leading data provider to offer fixed broadband offerings to existing and potential customer base, both in Business to Customer and Business to Business segments alongside its mobile offerings. On another fold of the agreement, Celcom will be stretching its mobile domestic roaming services to TM, partnering as an enabler for TM’s readiness towards becoming Malaysia's Convergence Champion. The collaboration signifies

2. a unionised objective between Celcom and TM, as the alliance will facilitate a speedier pace towards fulfilling each other aspirations in becoming converged players. Ce| com’s domestic roaming service provision to TM will be facilitated through its subsidiary, Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (PI). PI is being developed as the mobile arm and mobility centre of excellence within TM Group, and the latter is well on track towards the launch of its mobile services this year. The agreement was signed by Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Group Chief Executive Officer of TM, Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, and Chief Executive Officer of PI, Puan Chan Cheong. Also present in the event were Ramanathan Sathiamutty, Chief Operation, Technology, Digital 8. Enabler Officer of Celcom, Mohammad Rozaimy Abd. Rahman, Executive Vice President of Global 8. Wholesale, TM, and Azizi A. Hadi, Chief Operating Officer of PI. Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad commented on the importance of establishing a resilient network that is permanently accessible. A robust backhaul network is very important in order to sustain a superior quality network and stimulate heightened internet experience for its customers today and all customers in the future. “We are very aware of the fact that the challenge for service providers today, is to deliver a robust suite of multimedia services that converge the Internet with the mobile network cost effectively and profitably. Only with such service quality can we can deliver customer intimacy and sustain loyalty. “Furthermore, Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) is maturing at a rapid rate and we expect to see strong adoption in the near future. From this partnership, we will be able to include fixed services in our offering alongside our already superior wireless services, and retain our share in the wireless market.

3. This will also empower Celcom to provide outreach and move into underserved markets to ensure connectivity is easily accessible, ” he concluded at the signing ceremony today. Meanwhile, Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM said the TM Group was well on track towards becoming Malaysia’s Convergence Champion, with Pl due to launch its mobile services in 20l 6. "With the provision of domestic roaming services, our customers can stay connected with their families, friends and business associates wherever they may be, tapping on Celcom’s extensive coverage nationwide. The collaboration facilitates our effort to further expand our mobility proposition, fully complementing our fixed broadband services for a true convergence experience. Furthermore, PI is currently working together with us in conducting user trials and network readiness tests for the upcoming mobile services launch; a crucial process that is also made possible through this strategic collaboration. “We look forward to more exciting offerings for our consumers and businesses, true to TM’s promise of “Life and Business Made Easier, for a Better Malaysia’/ ' Tan Sri Zamzamzairani added. This collaboration facilitates both organisations to optimise cost and efficiently utilise its infrastructure for faster service deployment, in adherence to the requirement by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for service providers in the country to have a robust fiberized backhaul network for LTE rollout within a two- year timeline. Additionally, this collaboration will help to avoid unnecessary duplication of network infrastructures and it is a strategic move by both companies to be more operationally efficient as the industry matures. "TM remains committed in providing an open access for all MCMC—licensed service providers — allowing these operators to provide and deliver value—added services to

4. their end—users hence further strengthening TM’s position as a neutral service provider, " Tan Sri Zamzamzairani concluded. #End# About Celcom Axiata Berhad Celcom is Malaysia's leading data network provider, with almost 13 million customers. Established in 1988, it boasts the widest national 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks, covering over 98% of the population. Currently the largest mobile broadband and corporate services provider, Celcom is now moving towards integrated multi—access and multimedia services, in line with evolving technologies and consumer behaviour in Malaysia. A culture that places the customer first is reflected in our award-winning customer service, products, and other corporate accolades at a regional level. Celcom is part of the Axiata Group of Companies, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, with close to 280 million customers across 10 Asian markets. For more information on Celcom, log on to http: [[www. celcom. com. my About TM Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia's convergence champion and No. I Converged Communications Services Provider, offers a comprehensive range of communication services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed—line. As a market leader, TM is driven by stakeholder value creation in a highly competitive environment. The Group places emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational efficiency and productivity. Leveraging on our extensive global connectivity, network infrastructure and collective expertise, TM is well positioned to propel Malaysia as a regional Internet hub and digital gateway for South—East Asia. TM remains steadfast in its transformation into a new generation communications provider to deliver an enhanced and integrated digital lifestyle to all Malaysians, and opening up possibilities through connection, communication and collaboration, towards our shared vision of elevating the nation into a high—income economy. As a model corporate citizen committed to good governance and transparency, TM continues its pledge to ensure the integrity of our processes, people and reputation as well as the sustainability of our operations. Our Corporate Responsibility (CR) ethos reinforces responsible behavior in the four main domains of the marketplace, workplace, the community and the environment. With a focus on ICT, the Group further promotes 3 major platforms i. e. education, community/ nation-building and environment, through our Reaching Out programmes. TM looks forward to continue serving customers with its comprehensive suite of offerings, delivering a seamless digital experience and integrated business solutions to meet their lifestyle and business communication needs — towards making "Life and Business Made Easier fora Better Malaysia". For further information on TM, visit www. tm. com. my. About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd ("P1"), is a leading wireless broadband provider determined to become a formidable mobile telecom by making access to the Internet an awesome experience for every Malaysian. P1's aspiration to deliver awesome is anchored by the synergistic tripartite partnership between TM, Malaysia's broadband champion and leading integrated information and communications group; Green Packet Berhad, a global leading developer of 4G devices 8. solution; and SK Telecom, Korea's largest telecom and the world's first mobile carrier to launch LTE—advanced. For further information on P1, visit www. p1 . com. my.

5. Jointly issued by: Group Brand 8. Communication Telekom Malaysia Berhad Level 8 (South Wing), Menara TM, Jalan Pantai Baharu 50672 Kuala Lumpur AND Corporate Communications Celcom Axiata Berhad Level 21, Menara Celcom, 82, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, 50300 Kuala Lumpur For inquiries please contact: TM 1 Asma Abdul Aziz Tel: (03) 2240 3840 Assistant General Manager HP: (013) 364 1830 Media Management 8. External Communications Email: asma aa@tm. com. my Group Brand and Communication, TM 2 Saiful Azni Matmor Tel: (03) 2240 2617 Manager HP: (013) 360 3496 Media Management 8. External Communications Email: msaifu| @tm. com. my Group Brand and Communication, TM Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) 1 Rohizan Ismail HP: (013) 344 9690 Head of Media Relations 8. Public Affairs Email: rohizan@ce| com. .com. my Celcom Axiata Berhad

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