Broadband

TM hits US$1.99bil revenue with boost from internet, data
Telekom Malaysia gets boost from internet, data and other services with US$1.99 billion in revenue for first nine months of 2016.
Week in Review: Convergence accelerates between Old and Digital Economy
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 to introduce new business models, usage based pricing within 3 years
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.
Budget 2017: Good news for broadband users, entrepreneurs, digital economy and more
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
Budget 2017: Pikom asks for zero rate GST, EPF withdrawals to purchase ICT products
For Budget 2017, Pikom has recommended zero rate GST for all ICT goods/services and reduction in broadband rates.  
ViewQwest launches gigabit-Internet services in Malaysia
Starting with businesses, home users to get 1Gb by end 2016  Immediate focus in KL’s Golden Triangle, Bangsar South, Cyberjaya SINGAPOREAN boutique Internet Service Provider (ISP) ViewQwest Pte Ltd announced its entry into Malaysia, commencing operations through ViewQwest Sdn Bhd (ViewQwest), a joint-venture between ViewQwest Pte Ltd and Malaysian telecoms engineering services company, Televenture Sdn Bhd.  
Will TM’s 100Mbps service excite consumers?
Telekom Malaysia has launched its 100Mbps Unifi plan that it hopes will allow customers to enjoy its service more than ever. But will they fork out the premium for the service, ponders Goh Thean Eu?    
MyRepublic launches 4G trial in bid to become a carrier
Singapore-based broadband provider MyRepublic has been very public about its desire to become a full-fledged telecoms carrier. Now it's using an opportunity provided by the Government to test a technology called HetNet (heteogeneous network) as a way to trial its 4G mobile data network.
IDA fines broadband company NetLink Trust S$450,000
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said it has imposed a S$450,000 (US$323,950) fine on NetLink Trust, the network company of Singapore’s Nationwide Broadband Network, for failing to meet standards.
Telco Deep Dive: From telco to comco
Telcos’ key assets are no longer their physical networks but their brand and customer relationships, which makes them uniquely positioned to offer Communications, Commerce and Community solutions as ‘comcos,’ writes Gerard K.M. Lim.
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