Thursday, October 17, 2013


TM Bagged total 3 Industry Recognitions Cementing Its Position As a Leader In Research, Development and Innovation

Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), recently bagged three (3) recognitions – Winner and Merit for the Best of Research & Development Award as well as Merit for the Best of Communications Applications category at the recent MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2013 (MSC Malaysia APICTA).

Receiving the awards on behalf of the Company, Dr. Gopi Kurup, Chief Executive Officer, TM R&D shared, “APICTA is one of the most prestigious innovation awards in the region, and TM R&D is very proud to be the recipients of three awards. We are extremely delighted with the peer recognition of the progress made in these ground breaking R&D areas. We are looking forward to represent and do well for Malaysia in the annual International APICTA Awards in Hong Kong later this year.”

We did it! Dr. Gopi Kurup, Chief Executive Officer, TM R&D (4th from left) and his team of researchers are all smiles after bagging 3 awards at the recent MSC Malaysia APICTA Awards 2013.

The Best of Research & Development award, presented to the most outstanding ICT R&D project, was a double win for TM R&D, bagging both the winner and merit awards for Advanced Internet Lighting Application (AILA) and Green Fiber Wireless (G-FiWi) respectively in this category. AILA is a green technology visual light communications system which provides two-way communication via light medium. AILA technology enables data to be transmitted using illumination of LED light. Meanwhile, G-FiWi is a Radio over Fiber (ROF) technology that complements existing copper and fiber technology for area with geographical barriers.

In addition, TM R&D also received merit award in the Best of Communications Applications category for its Ultra Long Reach Repeaterless Terrestrial Transmission System. The Ultra Long Reach Repeaterless Terrestrial Transmission System enables transmission of high speed data signals over at least 300 km without repeater stations in between transmitting and receiving stations, hence expediting broadband infrastructure deployment particularly to rural areas.

“As we’ve shared before, participating, and winning of course, in industry-wide recognised awards will not only increase the market’s confidence and trust in our products, but also further cement our position as a leader in research, development and innovation. Kudos goes to the innovative team at TM R&D who toiled tirelessly in making this a reality. We hope it will give them the boost to explore more innovations for TM to realise its aspiration of delivering enhanced and integrated digital lifestyle to Malaysians,” added Dr. Gopi.

Organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM), the MSC Malaysia-APICTA Awards serves as a platform for the benchmarking of Malaysian ICT products and services and to recognise outstanding achievements of individuals and companies in the fraternity. The awards are also hoping to stimulate creativity, innovation and excellence among companies and technopreneurs within the Malaysian ICT industry.

The APICTA winners and merit recipients were selected by a panel of judges consisting of local industry experts and ICT thought leaders.

Winners of the MSC Malaysia APICTA awards will go on to represent Malaysia at this year’s International APICTA Award which will be held in Hong Kong on 24 November 2013.

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