3G spectrum refarming is a common method to make way for more efficient 4G and 5G technology. But the key to success is to do it orderly and systematically. Is Malaysia government's fast tracking of this process putting it at a disadvantage? Edwin Yapp explores.
Unpredictable turn of events have forced Malaysia to delay its initial aggressive plans to award 5G spectra to mobile operators. But is this necessarily a bad thing? Edwin Yapp explores these complex issues in a Malaysia that has been dominated by Covid-19 headlines and a change in government in 2020.
Users on Celcom’s network enjoy the highest connectivity in densely populated regions with 4G availability of over 90%.
GSMA report estimates that assigning 700 MHz to mobile broadband would deliver US$11 billion over 10 years.
Where are the Malaysian telcos at in regards to their spectrum refarming? DNA takes a look in its latest Telco Deep Dive.
Edwin Yapp reflects on his time spent at MWC Shanghai and comes away with a few conclusions.
ZTE has made inroads through its pre-5G and upcoming 5G technology. Edwin Yapp reports from Mobile World Congress Asia.
In Indonesia, LTE subscriptions will grow significantly with a projected 65% of total mobile subscriptions by 2022.
PT XL Axiata Tbk posts a year-on-year net profit of Rp160 billion (US$12.25 million) from a loss of Rp507 billion (US$38.8 million) for 9M16, ended in Sept 30.
Spurred on by a recent columnist comments, Edwin Yapp ponders whether techincal personnel in the wireless industry reach a ceiling and wonders whether it should be so.