At the official opening of Facebook’s Malaysian office today, the company has revealed that its Terragraph wireless technology will be implemented in Cyberjaya.
This was announced by the Country Director of Malaysia at Facebook, Nicole Tan with the presence of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia HE Gobind Singh Deo.
Facebook’s Terragraph is a virtual fibre network designed to designed to deliver gigabit speed in a more cost-effective way than fibre network by using a mesh network. It’s much more scalable simply by installing the nodes at buildings or street lights or poles.
Cyberjaya being the global test bed for new technology and innovation and has been chosen by many local and global companies to do pilot test and proof-of-concept. The decision by Facebook to do a trial in Cyberjaya is a testament of what the city can offer.
Currently, the Terragraph is being tested in Penang through its partner YTL Communications. This allows the people there to enjoy high speed internet and currently visitors and the public are able to use free public WiFi.
Nicole has confirmed that the Terragraph implementation in Cyberjaya will take place sometime this year and they’ll be working with the different stakeholders in Cyberjaya to launch the trial.