“Transcelestial’s technology solves a friction point for mobile operators and enterprises in Malaysia exploring how to solve 5G’s last mile connectivity hurdle. Their solution gives the industry another option from fiber optic cables - which requires infrastructure-intensive physical wires between buildings, cell towers or street-level poles. We are forging a new path for connectivity in our market that could mean a much faster rollout of Internet upgrades,” said Joseph Giam, Managing Director at Glocomp.
Glocomp’s comprehensive portfolio of ICT solutions and services and presence in Malaysia will make Transcelestial’s solution accessible to leading Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), enterprises and thousands of resellers nationwide.
The accelerated rollout aligns with existing national initiatives to drive 5G, support fixed wireless access and connect homes and offices with broadband. To date, RM28 billion has been allocated by the government to roll out the National Digital Infrastructure Plan, also known as Jalinan Digital Negara (Jendela), to strengthen digital connectivity in the country.
“Malaysia’s telecom service providers, enterprises and the government have taken active steps to narrow the digital divide. They’ve shown tremendous interest for more ubiquitous 5G and broadband services and Digital Nasional Berhad is one great example of this in action. But given the marginal spread of fiber cables across the country, the transformation could come at a high cost of time, resources and complexity. Transcelestial’s CENTAURI wireless laser technology could rapidly bridge this gap via a high-speed Internet backbone, making it possible for enterprises and telecom service providers to achieve these ambitions,” said Rohit Jha, CEO and Co-Founder of Transcelestial.
Currently, physical fiber cables are the main deterrent to faster Internet delivery in urban environments as they are costly and slow to implement. COVID-19 has exacerbated this with delays of up to 24 months to roll out the cables typically needed in Last Mile Connectivity for 5G, home and office broadband and enterprises.
Transcelestial’s technology relies on lasers instead, which makes it possible to beam fiber-grade Internet without the need for any wires between buildings, cell towers or street-level poles. It can also be implemented in a fraction of the time and cost of physical fiber cables.
As part of the new partnership, Transcelestial is exploring opportunities with Glocomp to demonstrate wireless laser communications right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with existing telecom and enterprise clients to trial out their solution first-hand.
“A big way to enable Malaysia’s digital transformation would be to leverage the high density of mobile towers in the country and upgrade them to dynamic telecom backbone providers. This has been a major trend with US and European infrastructure and telecom service providers. Collaborating with Glocomp to achieve this vision in Malaysia through our technology is the most important next step for Transcelestial. Glocomp is one of the most well-respected services and technology integrators amongst enterprises and telecom service providers with deep insight and a drive to bring new technologies to the Malaysian market,” added Rohit Jha.
Transcelestial has mass-produced a solution for superfast global Internet distribution that leverages its proprietary wireless laser communication technology to create a wireless distribution network between buildings, traditional cell towers, street-level poles and other physical infrastructure - with a much lower total operating cost than fiber for Mobile Network Operators, Internet Service Providers and enterprises.
In the longer-term, Transcelestial aims to develop a constellation of small satellites positioned in Low Earth Orbit, allowing their laser network to not only beam across cities but upwards to connect continents globally too.
Transcelestial has won numerous industry and global awards such as SPIFFY San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology by Telecom Council, Forbes 30 Under 30 to our CTO Dr. Mohammad Danesh, Edge 35 Under 35 to our CEO Rohit Jha, The Most Ambitious Start-Up in Photonics Award by The Optical Society (OSA), etc.
Founded in Dec 2016, the Transcelestial team is located in Singapore and is backed by major investors such as Wavemaker Partners, EDBI, Airbus Ventures, Kickstart Ventures, Cap Vista, SEEDS Capital (Enterprise SG), Entrepreneur First, Partech Ventures, 500 Startups, AirTree Ventures, Tekton Ventures, SGInnovate, SparkLabs Global Ventures, Michael Seibel (CEO of Y-Combinator, Founder of Twitch.tv), Charles Songhurst (Microsoft’s former Head of Corporate Strategy) and others.
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About Glocomp Systems (M) Sdn Bhd
Glocomp Systems is one of the region’s pioneer ICT solution providers with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions paired with end-to-end professional services on Computing & Information Management, IP Communications, Security & Privacy (Cybersecurity), IT Automation & Analytics, Productivity, and Cloud & Technology Services.
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Glocomp has become a leading-edge company in the ICT industry with its keen grasp on technological trends and hands-on approach on end-to-end services; from in-depth analysis and architecting consultations, implementation & deployment, network & system migration, optimizing customer’s infrastructure to system support & maintenance.
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