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Cisco Malaysia's MSC-status may be confirmed in July

Networking solutions provider Cisco Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd should get its MSC-status next month after a three-year wait.

KOTA KINABALU--Networking solutions provider Cisco Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd should get its MSC-status next month after a three-year wait.

Its managing director Shaifubahrin Saleh said although the company had submitted the relevant documents to the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC), the overseer of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) three years ago, there were "many detailed conditions and issues" which had to be resolved first.

He said all outstanding issues have been resolved after Cisco re-submitted its application last May and now sees no more unforeseen obstacles for MSC-status to be awarded to the company.

Shaifubahrin was speaking to reporters at a Cisco media seminar in Sabah.

Shaifubahrin also said Cisco may locate its new MSC division in the Multimedia University (MMU) in Cyberjaya within the next few months. Its primary aim is to train, support and certify MMU students and professionals in the areas of networking.

"We will donate equipment and create networking laboratories, to complement the university's computer science curriculum," he added.

Shaifubahrin said even though nothing has been finalized yet between the two parties, there is "a principal agreement between us."

Asked about Cisco's expansion into Sabah and Sarawak, he said the Sarawak state government's IT unit has been selected to be its systems integrator for the Sarawakian market.

"We are still looking for a suitable systems integrator in Sabah. We see the market potential for networking solutions in East Malaysia to be worth between RM5m to RM10m annually," he said.