One of its first tasks was to provide telecommunications facilities throughout the nation, as part of the Rural Development Plan. The company had also installed a national network of pay telephones, counting more than 60, by the end of the decade.
In addition to its operations in Malaysia, TM has developed a network of subsidiaries and investments internationally, with a foc us on the Asian region.
At the turn of the century, a major telephony line from Province Wellesley Seberang Prai in Penang to Johor Bahru was built, and in the first underground cable was laid linking Ipoh, TaipingKampar and Teluk Anson.
History[ edit ] Foundation and early years[ edit ] The Britishwho had a presence in Malaysia from the 18th century, were responsible for setting up the country's earliest telecommunications facilities, which over time evolved into TM.
Chronology The first telephone line in Malaysia is installed. The company also expanded into Malawi, forme d a joint venture with Malawi Telecommunications Ltd. That ope ration became the country's second, and soon largest ISP. In terms of systems, the year was a watershed.
Inthis department merged with that of Peninsular Malaysia to form the Telecommunications Department of Malaysia. Incompatibility was only one of the problems dogging the Malaysian mo bile telephone market.