Big Three

Malaysian telcos’ Q1 2016 report card: Oh dear, oh my!
Digi may have won the subscriber base battle, but how did Malaysia's Big Three perform in other areas? Read on, and be prepared for a surprise or two.
The Maxis fallout: An oligarchy problem
An oligarchy in any sector of the market results in very little competition or none at all, and this is the malaise at the heart of the telecom industry in Malaysia, writes Ajith Ram.
Slugfest: How Malaysia’s Big 3 performed in 2015
A deeper look into how Malaysia’s Big Three mobile operators performed in 2015 shows that 2016 is going to be another interesting year for the industry, writes Goh Thean Eu.
Slugfest: Malaysian telcos in Q3 2015
DNA editor Goh Thean Eu crunches the telco numbers, and comes up with a surprise or two.
Digi trains its 4G LTE guns on Maxis
Digi responded to Maxis’ callout to discuss 4G LTE claims by calling it a ‘social media gimmick,’ saying that its own main objective is to give consistent network coverage to its subscribers.
M'sian operators to offer WiFi calling next year: Ericsson exec
Most Malaysian mobile operators are expected to offer WiFi calling services to their customers by the end of 2016, according to Sebastian Barros, vice president of solutions for Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Slugfest: Malaysia’s Big 3 telcos in H1 2015
After suffering a decline in terms of total subscriber base in the first quarter 2015, Malaysia’s mobile industry saw signs of resurrection in the second quarter. Goh Thean Eu looks at all their numbers.
Telco Deep Dive: Celcom out to regain lost momentum
Continuing our Telco Deep Dive, Goh Thean Eu speaks to Celcom CEO Shazalli Ramly on his plans for 2015, after the first quarter saw the company slipping.
Telco Deep Dive: U Mobile plans to be a ‘strong No 4’
Newcomer U Mobile may be only the No 4 mobile operator in Malaysia, but it has been slowly creeping up on the ‘Big 3’ and its CEO Wong Heang Tuck believes it can close the gap even further this year. Goh Thean Eu has the story.
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