MyIX lowers port fees, urges ISPs to pass savings on to consumers
Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) has reduced its port fees for all Malaysian ISPs and other members effective April 1, it announced at its 8th annual general meeting (AGM) recently.
Week in Review: A bit of honesty serves better
Malaysia’s national Budget 2016 had some good parts and some bad stuff. Industry players do themselves, and the people of Malaysia, a disservice when they give out huzzahs while ignoring the bad, writes DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
Why half-hearted broadband upgrades do more harm
By arbitrarily limiting upload speeds, TM is inadvertently hurting our national aspiration of becoming active content creators and turning us into a nation of passive consumers instead, writes Dr Shawn Tan.
Pikom releases Budget 2016 wish-list for Malaysia
With Budget 2016 to be tabled on Oct 23, the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) is making the following recommendations to the Malaysian Government:
Week in Review: Pikom is right, Malaysia needs to buck up
Great broadband quality is a factor among investors, and governments in South-East Asia just have to deliver and not complain about being unfairly compared against Singapore, says DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Pikom: Malaysians do NOT prefer slower broadband
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) became just the latest to question a minister’s assertion that Malaysians ‘prefer’ slower broadband speeds, arguing that whatever government officials may say, the country's broadband infrastructure plays an integral role in attracting foreign investments.
DNA on BFM: What’s Next dominates the conversation
Not surprisingly, the What’s Next conference was still foremost on Karamjit Singh’s mind for this week’s show, though he also spoke about affordable broadband and Malaysia’s upcoming national budget announcement.
Telco Deep Dive: Singapore’s MyRepublic eyes Malaysian market
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.
Internet and other services drive TM’s Q1 2015 revenue
Telekom Malaysia (TM) reported first-quarter revenue growth of 5.9% to RM2.77 billion (US$760 million) from RM2.62 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, mainly driven by higher contribution from its Internet and ‘Others’ services revenue.
11th Malaysia Plan: Broadband gets some love
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced six key thrusts under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) to ensure the country hits its target of becoming a developed nation by 2020, and also announced further moves to expand high-speed broadband (HSBB) availability in the country.