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MEASAT and Parcel365 Unlock Rural Digital Economy Possibilities

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MEASAT Global Berhad, Malaysia’s Rural Broadband Service Provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Parcel365 Sdn Bhd and M2B Services Sdn Bhd (collectively “Parcel365”) to work together on the Digital Village365 project. This project aims to improve rural communities and encourage digital economic activities in B40 communities.

As part of the Digital Village365 project, Parcel365 will offer logistics and eCommerce platform services as well as training sessions at CONNECTme NOW spots that MEASAT has found to be a good fit. With Parcel365’s app-based smart locker pick-up and drop-off services, people in remote villages don’t have to worry about not having a proper address for pick-up and delivery. Its sister platform, Shopla365, provides eCommerce platform support, business solutions, and training to help villages make the most of their digital economy potential. MEASAT’s CONNECTme NOW WiFi hotspots, which are powered by its high-speed satellite broadband service, will make these services possible. They will allow digital applications like transactions, communications, training, and other relevant uses.

“At MEASAT, we are firm believers in the power of the Digital Economy and its ability to improve rural communities by giving them new ways to make money that make them more productive, like selling unique foods and crafts. MEASAT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ganendra Selvaraj, said, “By partnering with Parcel365, we hope to offer our CONNECTme NOW customers their logistics and business solutions to help them reach their full eCommerce potential.”

Eddie Mok Yew Keong, Co-Founder and Director of Parcel365, said, “We are excited to work with MEASAT to expand the reach of our Digital Village365 initiative. High-speed broadband is important for making the digital economy work and helping Malaysians in many ways, like encouraging people to start their own businesses, creating ways to make money, and letting the rural supply chain grow. Malaysia’s rural communities have a lot of unique products they can sell, and this partnership with MEASAT will help more of them reach wider markets by making it easier for them to connect to logistics networks over the internet and by helping them get training to improve their branding opportunities with better internet access. This will ultimately raise living standards across the country.

Info source – Satellite Evolution

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