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Malaysia’s First Centralized Platform for Urban Observatory and Smart City Services Launched by Quantela and MAP2U

The project is one of the fundamental steps toward an inclusive digital ecosystem as part of the Malaysia Smart City Framework (MSCF).



Billerica, Massachusetts, USA, and Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, 13th December 2022:

Digital infrastructure leader, Quantela Inc, and MAP2U, a multidisciplinary Geographic Information System (GIS) Services organization based in Malaysia, announced today a strategic partnership to roll out an integrated solution for urban observatory and smart city services for PLANMalaysia, the Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Housing and Local Government.

Phase one of the project includes creating a central platform that unifies urban observatory and digital citizen services platforms; and integrates with IoT and non-IoT components across 6 municipal councils enabling authorities to access unlimited insights and data analytics on a single dashboard. The overall vision for subsequent phases is to target 155 city councils across Malaysia.

“We could see a big ambition in collaborating with MAP2U in our first citizen services solution project in Malaysia,” said Amr Salem, Chief Executive Officer, Quantela.

“Quantela’s technology platform is the engine that will enable Malaysian authorities to collate, control data, and take decisions to improve the quality of life, foster economic growth, develop a sustainable and safe environment and encourage efficient urban management practices,” Amr added.

“We believe our partnership with Quantela will bring up unlimited value to PlanMalaysia by promoting the Standard Smart City Indicator ISO 37122 as part of Malaysia Urban Observatory (MUO) responsibilities. The solutions built on the Quantela platform will bring positive outcomes in coordinating and monitoring the urban development plan,” said DATO’ GS. AZHAR ISMAIL, Chief Executive Officer, Map2U Sdn Bhd.

“The solution will empower stakeholders with real-time data and help communities contribute and adopt environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices for our Nation.” DATO’ GS. AZHAR ISMAIL added.


About Quantela Inc.:

Quantela Inc. founded in 2015, is a technology company that offers end-to-end infrastructure digitization solutions to help cities and communities meet their economic, social and environmental objectives. Unlike other technology companies, we tailor our offerings (what we can digitize) and the business model (how we partner with our customer to deliver that digitization) to drive measurable impact where our customers need it most. Today, working with cities and towns; utilities, and public venues, our team of 400+ experts offer a vast array of outcomes business models through technologies like digital advertising, smart lighting, smart traffic, and digitized citizen services. We are supported by our key investors, Digital Alpha, a leading alternative asset manager focused on digital infrastructure; and Energy Impact Partners, a global investment platform leading the transition to a sustainable energy future. The company is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA with offices across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.


About MAP2U:

Since the year 2012, MAP2U SDN BHD is a multidisciplinary Geographic Information System (GIS) Services organization. Our corporate office is located in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. MAP2U consists of expertise in various fields of GIS to Software Development. We believe in the convergence of technology, innovation, expertise, experience, and vision to deliver sustainable value creation for clients, industries, and societies at large. With over 100 customers and 100+ experts in various fields, we believe that we can support and create more value on our platform solution offering toward Bigdata and GIS Technology seamlessly. It will bring up a framework to organize, communicate, and understand the science while making it more interesting to explore and connected with the real world.


Media Contacts:

 Eman Mousa

Global Marketing Manager, Quantela Inc.

Email: eman.mousa@quantela.com 

Phone: +971 50 123 1782 (based in Abu Dhabi, UAE)