Multi-purpose Petronas pole built for broadband coverage

An USJ 6 Petronas pole , which is also a Telco tower, was built for Maxis in order to improve the latter’s broadband service in the area, said Petronas customer service executive Marziana Mahazir.

In a statement released recently, Marziana said Maxis has conducted a thorough survey and deemed the tower as necessary.

The telecommunication equipments were attached on the Petronas unipole on July 13 after Petronas obtained approvals from the MPSJ and the Selangor state government.

“Thereafter the residents in the surrounding area would benefit from Maxis’ broadband facility and services,” she said.

She also stated that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have conducted a radio frequency measurement at Petronas’s pilot station at Jalan Tun Razak.

“The summary of the report shows that the radiofrequency is well below the allowable public exposure limit,” she said.

“It was therefore concluded that antennas and microwave dishes camouflaged behind the Petronas unipole pose no health risk to the surrounding community and residents.”

She added that should USJ 6 residents require similar measurement to be conducted at their local stations, Petronas would be more than happy to assist.

Local residents raised their concerns regarding the suspicious Petronas unipole to Komunitikini lately when both flap-sides of the Petronas logo unipole was exposed during a thunderstorm, showing antennas seemingly used for telecommunication functions.

Residents feared that irresponsible companies might have worked in cahoots with petro kiosks to camouflage telecommunication structures inside the unipole strcuture.

MPSJ president Adnan Md Ikhsan had in a press conference held recently assured that the “transformable” structure is legal under the 2007 Selangor Telecommunication Transmitter Structure Building Guideline.