Author: Karamjit Singh
Our Telco Deep Dive series continues, but DNA founder Karamjit Singh sees a gaming catalyst for Asean as the big news for the week.
While no business model disruptions have happened to mobile operators due to LTE, an Ovum analyst expects to see developments in WiFi Calling before the year is out, describing the race to connect everyone on the planet to the Internet as “quite crazy.”
It has taken Be Malas, the SMS-based request service, just one month to raise US$500,000 from Singapore-based Japanese fund KK Fund. It has now launched in Singapore, with Hong Kong next. Karamjit Singh has the story.
MyRepublic, the Singapore-based fibre broadband player, is looking forward to when it can launch in Malaysia, confident that it will find a rich vein of customers.
The quality of data presented on the venture capital scene in Malaysia needs to get a lot richer, Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association chairman tells Karamjit Singh.
DNA kicks off its Telco Deep Dive 2015, its second such report, with an introduction by Karamjit Singh on what to expect over the next two weeks.
Broadband related news dominates this week’s news on DNA with the Malaysian Government recognising that speed matters greatly, while in Singapore, leading telco Singtel is taking it up a few notches by starting a pilot service that will offers customers up to 10Gbps speeds!
Seasoned telco executive Michael Lai has joined Singapore’s fixed broadband player MyRepublic after the latter bought the Indonesian company Lai was working for in Jakarta.
A two-year old venture accelerator in Singapore, run by the former head of the Media Development Authority Michael Yap, is inviting startups from the region to join its new fintech programme, writes Karamjit Singh.
The impact of a new trend in outsourcing, Global Business Services, could hit Malaysia hard if it does not show the ability to move up the value chain in the outsourcing sector, with Shell Malaysia’s decision to move an estimated 700 jobs to India.