The second portion of the summit was a site visit to Telecom Malaysia. We were transferred from Mandarin Oriental KL to TM’s office via tour bus. It felt like we were having a high school field trip. We even had an entertaining tour guide explaining the history, culture and places of Malaysia.
Cyberjaya – Telecom Malaysia
We arrived at Cyberjaya, which is like their economic zone where all the big companies are building their headquarters. We were greeted by their friendly engineers and advised us not to take pictures inside. Their vice president of operation gave us a short presentation on their ongoing project regarding their implementation of NGN (Next Generation Network) including IMS. Then they showed us their NOC (Network Operations Center). Looking through the viewing deck on the second floor, the room looks like the Philippine Stock Exchange with a giant video wall in front, where they can monitor their entire network. I was very impressed. Then they brought us to their innovation center, where they showcased their IPTV service. It is a triple play service called HyppTV, which consists of Broadband, Voice and TV. I hope we can also offer this kind of service in the near future.
With this experience, I was able to gain a lot of knowledge about new technologies, and was exposed to what is happening today in the world of telecommunications. I will be bringing this back home as inputs to our plans, and hopefully be able to realize it in our country as well. This gave me a great sense of fulfillment and gratitude that I can be a part of making this evolution happen. It just reminded me of why I became a telecoms engineer in the first place. After working so hard, it is just refreshing to feel that sense of purpose and in knowing that I’m doing this not just for myself but for something bigger than me. Being able to see the change it brings to people. Making Filipinos proud that our country could be competitive globally in the telecoms industry.