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NCT Group Inks MOUs with SMARTSEL and MIKRO

In a significant stride towards enhancing connectivity and industrial efficiency, NCT Group of Companies (NCT Group) announced today the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with SMARTSEL Sdn Bhd (SMARTSEL) and Mikro Sdn Bhd (Mikro). The move will propel the capabilities of the NCT Smart Industrial Park (NSIP), while introducing advanced sustainability practices geared to positively impact its carbon footprint.  

The MOU with SMARTSEL, a licensed provider of network facilities and services, will focus on the integration of 4G and 5G networks to drive telecommunications and digital operations at the NSIP, while simultaneously bolster the connectivity infrastructure within Selangor. The collaboration with Mikro on the other hand will see an emphasis on ensuring superior quality components are utilised in electrical distribution systems to optimise NSIP’s energy management and operational safety.

With seamless accessibility and connectivity vital to attract local and foreign investors and sustain business activities, the MOUs are pivotal to creating a sustainable and cutting-edge foundation for the telecommunications and industrial infrastructure at NSIP, on track to be the nation’s first net-zero emission industrial park by 2050. 

According to Dato' Sri Yap Ngan Choy, Founder and Group Managing Director of NCT Group, the partnerships are set to catalyse rapid digitalisation, while establishing the Group’s contribution to advancing state and nation-building initiatives.

He said, “Strategic investment decisions and multistakeholder collaborations are necessary to propel growth and economic development. These MOUs mark a transformative phase for NSIP, further elevating its value and establishing it as a key component in Selangor’s progress as a hub of innovation and sustainability with robust 4G and 5G networks in place. By integrating SMARTSEL’s advanced connectivity solutions and Mikro’s expertise in electrical systems, we are creating a business-conducive, climate-friendly environment for investors, ushering a new era of industrial park efficiency and digital prowess in the country, as well as fostering sustainable growth for all.”

For the process of 4G and 5G network deployment, SMARTSEL will facilitate the necessary local authority approvals by working closely with various stakeholders and state authorities. The critical pathways to be provided by SMARTSEL will enable a fully connected, efficient environment, further amplifying NSIP’s role in supporting state initiatives like the Rancangan Selangor Pertama (RS-1)

En Khairul Azmi bin Misran, Director of SMARTSEL, commented: “We share NCT Group’s commitment to harnessing the power of connectivity to boost the country’s digital economy, while realising the digital potential of its managed industrial park. By seamlessly deploying faster connectivity at NSIP, this will drive economic and technological advancements.” 

Mikro’s expertise will be fundamental to NSIP’s carbon footprint reduction, which is part of NCT Group’s broader strategy to develop in a more sustainable manner. The company is involved in the design and manufacturing of protection relays, power meters and power factor regulators. The products form an integral part of electricity distribution systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, infrastructure and public amenities.

Encik Syed Mohd Hafiz, CEO of Mikro Sdn Bhd, stated, “We are pleased to partner with NCT Group in this pioneering venture. This collaboration allows us to integrate our advanced X-series products with our powerful Mikrosafe app, which will enhance both safety and energy efficiency in Malaysia's electricity distribution systems, setting a new benchmark for industrial operations in Malaysia.” 

NSIP is located within the Integrated Development Region in South Selangor (IDRISS). The state has achieved more than 96% of 5G network coverage as of February 2024.