The playbook has changed. Telcos now have to look at their business as a service, suggested Huawei Consulting principal consultant Nigel Bruin.
Like many countries today, Indonesia too has a national broadband plan – but the government must take the lead to ensure there is robust competition and infrastructure, according to industry players.
Malaysia is ranked 25th in Huawei's Global Connectivity Index, an improvement compared with the 29th place it held the year before.
When it comes to average Internet connection speeds, Malaysia is still stuck at No 73 globally, but is zooming ahead on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption, the only Asia Pacific country in the top 10 of the latter
TM and Celcom Axiata have struck three deals that will allow them to extend both their customer offerings.
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.
While many industry players were largely enthusiastic about the national Budget 2016 that Malaysian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak tabled in Parliament on Oct 23, some concerns remained.
Recognising that the majority of Malaysian mobile phone users, especially youth, are on prepaid accounts, the Government will be providing rebates on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for prepaid cards, Finance Minister Najib Razak said while tabling the national Budget 2016 in Parliament.
No Malaysian would prefer to have a slower broadband package, if they had a choice – the problem with the situation in Malaysia is that most people lack that choice, writes Dr Shawn Tan.
Undeterred by its current Internet penetration rate of only 34.9%, Indonesia has laid down the gauntlet and said it intends to overtake its Asean neighbor Malaysia by 2019, although it now lags behind even Thailand.