Astro and Maxis to roll out IPTV packages by year end, signs 10 year deal
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus
05 September 2012 - Astro and Maxis have entered into a partnership to bring Astro's TV and Radio, high speed broadband and voice to Malaysians. The companies said they are set to roll out their first consumer packages, by the end of 2012.
Both companies have entered a 10-year partnership with exclusivity for Astro to be the IPTV content service provider for three years.
(From Left) Ms Liew Swee Lin, Astro’s Chief Commercial Officer, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Rohana Rozhan, Astro’s Chief Executive Officer, Sandip Das, Maxis’ Chief Executive Officer and Mark Dioguardi, Maxis’ Joint Chief Operating Officer at the signing ceremony of the strategic partnership
The packages are set to combine Astro IPTV and Astro On-The-Go services, together with Maxis fibre internet, mobile Internet, wireless Internet and ADSL services.
When asked whether or not the companies’ services would cannibalise each other, Astro Chief Executive Officer Datuk Rohana Rozhan said that the services would complement each other instead.
She said that each company would provide their own services, but will allow users to bundle it under one bill.
With Maxis' Home Fibre Internet currently used 1.3 million homes in Malaysia, Datuk Rozhan added that the Astro could tap that market for Astro’s B.yond IPTV.