The adoption rate of 4 Mbps broadband was 69%, a hike of 0.7% compared with 3Q 2016 while 10 Mbps broadband adoption saw a 25% q-o-q gain.
Seven years after launching, Telekom Malaysia’s high speed broadband revenue eclipses voice, while Axiata Group gets ready to be aggressive with Celcom.
As Malaysia’s digital infrastructure, especially mobile, gets better, great care must be exercised to ensure the digital gap is closed to ensure inclusive participation.
Karamjit Singh shares his thoughts on where Malaysia’s Digital Economy stands and if pushed to score it, gives a 3.5 score out of 10 in DNA's inaugural Pulse On Malaysia's Digital Economy Deep Dive.
Among his top five stories of the year is one on the lack of innovation among manufacturing based SMEs which Karamjit Singh feels presents a clear and present danger to Malaysia's ambitions.
Telekom Malaysia gets boost from internet, data and other services with US$1.99 billion in revenue for first nine months of 2016.
A prominent property developer ties up with a unicorn, a telco talks about usage based cost for fixed broadband, the Digital Economy takes prominence in Malaysia, and Karamjit Singh sees a common thread of convergence accelerating.
TM plans to introduce usage based pricing within the next 2 to 3 years, feels higher speeds will lead to higher usage of value added services.
Broadband service providers will offer services at a higher speed for same price Plan to introduce the first Digital Free Zone in the world Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak (third from left) before tabling the Budget 2017 in the parliament
For Budget 2017, Pikom has recommended zero rate GST for all ICT goods/services and reduction in broadband rates.