KUALA LUMPUR: Themed “Solutions built for citizens”, TM One, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad concluded its two-day City Leap Summit 2022.
With the aim to boost smart city execution by local city and municipal councils, the initiative, which was held in support of Housing and Local Government Ministry’s (KPKT) aspirations in strengthening the ‘Liveable Malaysia’ agenda was attended by 60 participants representing 26 local city and municipal councils (PBTs).
In his welcoming remarks, Telekom Malaysia (TM) chief operating officer, Ir Ts Azizi A Hadi said that having a well planned smart city is timely for Malaysia.
“The development of a planned, integrated and holistic smart city is both timely and important. It helps to ensure that Malaysia is always in line with the current global urban development.
“Urban development extends beyond just making the city smarter; we must also ensure that the city leverages technology innovatively and creatively to provide a more liveable Malaysia,” said Azizi adding that with existing assets of the TM Group, including the widest broadband network infrastructure, submarine cables, telecommunication towers, cloud computing, data centres and cybersecurity, TM One is primed to provide world-class services and more effective solutions to local authorities.
With its services and solutions aligned with the objectives of the Malaysia Smart City Framework, TM One is well positioned to assist PBTs in achieving most of the Smart City standard indicators (ISO 37122:2019).
This event was built on the first City Leap Summit which was held in 2020 where participants were exposed to demonstrations of 11 Smart Services use cases from the Integrated Operations Centre (IOC).
In this edition of the summit, attendees were provided with insights into best practices as well as use cases of effective planning and execution of a smart city.
Some of the lined up programmes include empowering collaboration amongst local authorities to adopt new global trends and accelerate the implementation of smart cities in their respective localities.
“The success of a smart city lies in its implementation and requires coordinated efforts across three layers within the government; namely federal, state and local governments. Nevertheless, the participation of the private sector and industry players are equally important in the smart city ecosystem,” said Housing and Local Government Ministry’s deputy secretary general, Kamaruzaman Umar.
He also highlighted that public-private partnership is one of the most effective platforms to advance smart city implementation, and closer collaboration is needed between all relevant parties to accelerate smart city development in the country.
TM One also showcased its Smart City solutions at the summit which includes the Smart Parking (SPARKS), Smart Street Light System (SLIMS), Smart Surveillance, Smart Water Management, Smart City Dashboard, Fleet Management System (FMS), among others.
“Through this event, we aspire to produce a clear human-centred technology Smart City action plan that can be implemented and driven together between PBTs and TM One. We are passionate and ready to co-create a more comprehensive suite of smart city solutions, providing the best services to the people, supporting the business community while achieving environmental sustainability,” said TM One’s executive vice president, Shazurawati Abd Karim.
Participants were also able to experience the end-to-end smart city management and professional services through a mobile app, created specifically for the event as well as one-to-one sessions with subject matter experts and technologists from TM One to delve into digital transformation action plans and solutions best suited to the needs of their city and community.
TM One also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh for three of its smart solutions – Smart Traffic Analytics and Recognition System (STARS), Mobile Field Workforce (FORCE) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).