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Technology Park – Friday, 5 September 2014 – Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (APU) and Asian Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd (ABNxcess) today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to furnish the broadcasting and media industry with skilled and market-ready workforce.


The main objective of the MoU is to promote interaction between APU and ABNxcess in mutually beneficial areas and to provide a formal arrangement for initiating interaction between APU and ABNxcess.


The collaboration between the two organisations will provide students from APU an internship platform and employment opportunity at ABNxcess after completing their studies. The APU’s students would be able to utilise facilities such as the studio and lab in ABNxcess for their programmes and curricula’s needs. ABNxcess would also become an industrial advisor to the APU’s related programmes or curricular undertaken by them.


The MoU, among other would benefit both organisations in terms of joint Research & Development effort and provide opportunity for ABNxcess’ employees who wish to further their studies in areas where ABNxcess has interest in.



Sreedhar Subramaniam, President and CEO, ABNxcess, represented and signed the MoU on behalf of ABNxcess (middle) while YBhg Datuk Parmjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer (left), represented and signed on behalf of APU during the event. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Gurpardeep Singh, Vice President, Operations, APU and Azizah Hussin, Vice President, Legal, ABNxcess.



According to Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO and Founder of the APIIT Education Group, “APU’s fundamental objective - which has also driven APIIT ever since its establishment more than 20 years ago - is to produce graduates who are not only academically endowed, but who are able to immediately gain employment in the areas that they have been trained in – not just to gain their first jobs, but to secure their long-term careers. This requires them not merely to gain theoretical knowledge, but to be able to apply theory into practice in real-world situations. This is precisely the sort of exposure that we continuously seek to provide our students with, throughout their time with us. This cannot be achieved without the support of industry partners like ABNXcess who, through this collaboration, will provide our students with valuable exposure that will perfectly complement their studies so as to make them truly industry-ready.”



“The media and broadcasting industry is now booming and requires a lot of polished talents. Not many Higher Learning Institutions in Malaysia provide a real-field exposure to these future media and broadcasting workforce. ABNxcess is proud to be an APU partner to provide training and exposure to the students so that they well prepared to brace the media and broadcasting industry challenges after completing their academic requirements in APU,” said Sreedhar Subramaniam, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABNxcess during the event.



About APU


The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology as a common core, including Information Technology, Engineering, Business & Management, Accounting, Quantitative Studies and Media. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally.


Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students.  


APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012. For more information, please visit:



About ABNxcess


Asian Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd or ABNxcess, the Country’s First Digital Cable Network offering fixed High Speed Internet and High Definition TV services. It was established with the aim to reduce the digital devide as well as promote the development of knowledge-based communities in the country. ABNxcess plans to achieve this through its fixed, high speed internet and TV services.


Through its concept, ‘Access for All’, ABNxcess is able to offer the public a choice and opportunity to experience high speed, disruption-free internet connectivity and high definition TV broadcasts at unparalleled and unbeatable value.


ABNxcess was launched commercially on 8 June 2013. Through its initiatives, ABNxcess is able to serve and address customers’ discerning tastes and growing demands in Internet and TV broadcast services.  The company has three licenses (NFP, NSP and CASP) to operate digital cable network, including ‘triple play’ services i.e. video, data and voice services.


Globally more households watch TV on cable than any other platform. Examples of (global) cable operators include TimeWarner, Cablevision, StarHub, Comcast, Mediacom, Optus, to name a few. 




For more detail, contact:


Kok Cheng Mun, Executive, Marketing & Communications


Tel        : 03-8992 5159

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Mohd Sufian Said, AVP Corporate Communication


Tel        : 012-343 8490

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