Malaysia Airport ties up with TM to build on smart services agenda

Vads Lyfe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia (TM) and Malaysia Airport (Sepang), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airport Holding have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

This is for the development of integrated telecommunications, ICT and smart services for the KLIA Aeropolis development projects spearheaded by Malaysia Airports. With the MoU in place, TM and Malaysia Airports will be working closely in strengthening the existing telecommunication and ICT infrastructure at KLIA Aeropolis. Both the parties will explore ways to incorporate smart services through the provisioning of Internet of Things enabled smart services.

Besides the development of smart services, both parties will jointly develop marketing programmes and innovative ICT enablers. A+M has asked for more information of the future marketing initiatives.

Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, group CEO, TM said under this collaboration, VADS Lyfe will be working hand-in-hand with Malaysia Airports to offer multiple smart services and as well as integrated telecommunication and ICT solutions for the KLIA Aeropolis development.

"The collaboration will also enable us to promote 'smart city living' through the provisioning of smart solutions which encompasses but not limited to smart safety and security, smart mobility, smart building management as well as tenant and citizen services," he said.

Badlisham Ghazali, managing director and Randhill Singh, general Manager, corporate planning said: “As a responsible corporate citizen, Malaysia Airports wishes to ensure that KLIA Aeropolis is a sustainable development. This partnership with VADS Lyfe will allow us to offer the population of our airport city efficiency and optimisation, while at the same time curbing energy depletion,” Ghazali said.

Just next door, Singapore's Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) also partnered up to launch a new programme worth SG$50 million to drive innovation over the next five years. Called the “Changi Airport Living Lab Programme”, the programme will see CAG collaborating with “innovation-drive” companies and start ups in order to develop and demonstrate the use of new technological solutions in a “live airport environment”.