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M101 Holdings to Create Metropolitan Hubs in Malaysia


December 09, 2015

M101 Holdings, a property developer that operates in Malaysia, is on a mission to create several metropolitan hubs in its service area, and it has partnered with a number of major IT companies to begin the process.

The company’s development of its M101 Dang Wangi and M101 Bukit Bintang properties are slated to include a single network connection type, driven by an Alcatel-Lucent passive optical network, that will provide residents with voice, video, and data. Those properties are expected to be complete by 2017 and will be the first in a string of properties that include these network services. M101 has also inlisted the skills of Nutanix, Panduit, and Select TV to make connections at these locations a reality.

It appears that M101 is still growing as a property developer. According to its executive director, Dato’ Seth Yap, the company wants to be the best.

“M101 Holdings is determined to progress and continue providing the best and beyond to our customers,” Yap said. “Today’s collaboration, valued at RM4.7 (US$1.11) million is our commitment in realizing our aspiration to be a serious contender in the property market.”

Select TV’s role in this operation will be to provide residents with an IP-based television system for in-room entertainment, which will involve around-the-clock access to multimedia. Panduit’s point-to-point fiber will connect users to the Alcatel-Lucent network, which uses software-defined networking to handle enterprise-grade networking speed; they should be able to provide connection speeds up to one gigabit per second.

Cloud-based data centers and software will handle the myriad connections available at each property. Nutanix will be responsible for the connections of each site through a single instance of property management software. From a single location, managers can handle all the connections in every location – Dang Wangi, Bukit Bintang, and all similar properties on tap for future builds that will connect to this network.

It is clear that these initial properties will provide residents with living accommodations and office space. Both similar in construction, Dang Wangi and Bukit Bintang will dedicated their upper floors to hotel-style residence and lower floors to offices. M101 has indicated that it will play an important part in the combination of various city conveniences such as hotel, commercial, and retail. It expects such combinations to make way for prolonged and increased consumption of services and spending on goods.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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