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I. Call us PDC Telco

PDC Telecommunications Services Sdn Bhd, better known as PDC Telco, is the prime mover in the telecommunications infrastructure sector in Penang.

We are a subsidiary of the state-owned Penang Development Corporation (PDC), and a licensee with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as a Network Facilities Provider (NFP).
  In collaboration with technology partners and MCMC-licensed Network Services Providers (NFP), we are now implementing a comprehensive fibre-optics network that will future-proof the Penang state in terms of telecommunications infrastructure and facilities that will motivate healthy competition among the incumbent telecommunications operators.

II. Our Functions

PDC Telco has two core functions. The first is to build, own and lease telecommunication infrastructure in Penang, which are being shared among the industry players. Incorporated in 2005 under MCMC’s Time-2 Programme, PDC Telco has been a State Backed Company (SBC) actively involved in providing network facilities comprising telecommunication towers, poles, ducts and pits in the state.

Our other role is acting as a One-Stop Agency for the Penang Telecommunications Common Trenching System, which is owned by the Chief Minister Inc. (CMI), a state-owned agency.
  In 2011, the CMI authorised PDC Telco to take charge as the sole implementer for the Common Trenching System, where all submissions for trenching work permits from the licensed Telecommunications operators will be coordinated before they are further submitted to the work permit issuing authorities, namely the Local Government (Municipal Councils) and all districts under the Public Works Department (JKR) for final approval.

Thus, PDC Telco plays a critical role in coordinating the stakeholders involved, namely the Licensed Operators, the Local Authorities and the CMI, to result in a comprehensive state-wide fibre-optics network that commands optimum coverage with level playing field resource sharing, and most importantly, world- class workmanship in the civil engineering component.

III. Standard Operating Procedure

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and related work flow in the Common Trenching System is clearly illustrated in the technical information sheet published in this worksite.   PDC Telco enjoys a strong and coherent working relationship with both the operator industry and authorities. We ensure that the former understand the regulatory requirements for telecommunications in Penang, and coordinate and monitor network roll-out. At the same time, our work assures the latter that the development of telecommunications infrastructure complies with the prevailing laws and statutes.

IV. Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Big Data Era!

For decades, Penang has been the choice location for international and domestic investors, and people who seek quality of life as permanent residents in the Pearl of Orient.

Since the new millennium, when the Internet began to play a critical role in both international trade and industries, we have seen a significant evolution among the investors as industries remodeled themselves from a manufacturing-based environment to one that is skewed towards high-end Research and Development (R&D) and Design and Development (D&D).

Global industries are now linking their world headquarters with regional centres and campuses spread across the continents through real-time telecommunications.

YB Jeff Ooi

Chairman of the Board,
PDC Telecommunication
Services Sdn Bhd

What used to be a tremendous capital outlay in renting expensive leased lines, has now morphed into using real-time IP- based bandwidth and applications. We are talking about global network quality with a latency of less than several milliseconds.Even residential and domestic business communities stand to benefit from the spillover effects of a fibre-optics telecommunication network. It saves time, cuts costs, boosts efficiency and enhances quality of life.

We warmly welcome you to join us in this exciting Big Data Era, right here in Penang.



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