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Malaysian Networks Agree to Extend Infrastructure Sharing Agreement

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Malaysia's Celcom Axiata and DiGi Telecom have extended their existing network sharing agreement for another three years.

The two companies originally signed the sharing agreement in January 2011, also for an initial 3-year term.

That original agreement laid out the foundation for both parties to consolidate and upgrade over 4,000 sites and fibre transmission network in subsequent phases, geared towards full implementation by 2015.

The companies said that the full realization of cash savings is estimated to be in the range of RM2.2 billion (USD720 million) combined over 10 years.

More recently, the two companies signed a joint agreement with Telekom Malaysia for wholesale bandwidth connectivity via its backhaul services for aggregation and access sites jointly owned by Celcom  and DiGi.

In a statement, Celcom said that the agreement had "been successfully implemented in phases and both Parties have been able to realise the opportunities and benefits of collaboration in an inclusive and sustainable manner."

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