Broadband

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.
Halim helms MCMC again, appointment greeted with cautious optimism
The telco industry is cautiously optimistic that second-time MCMC chairman Dr Halim Shafie can do a good job, provided he does not suffer too much interference from the politicians.
Singapore’s IDA slaps S$50K fine on broadband player NetLink Trust
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has fined NetLink Trust (formerly OpenNet), the network company of Singapore’s Nationwide Broadband Network, S$50,000 for failing to meet its minimum standard.
Broadband: Asian tigers knock Europe back to the old world
Norway is the only major European country to make it into the top 10 global markets in the Broadband Development Index, a new service launched by global technology research and advisory firm Ovum to track the take-up of high-speed fixed and mobile broadband services in 191 countries.
Korea leads the way in 4K readiness: Akamai report
Measuring ‘4K readiness’ for the first time, Akamai Technologies Inc’s latest First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report finds that South Korea leads the way in terms of its connection speeds being able to cater to the upcoming high definition resolution standard.
Telco Deep Dive: Q&A with the Big 3 (Part 2)
On May 26, Digital News Asia (DNA) released its first Deep Dive report, which looked at the telecommunications space in Malaysia. In this final article, DNA founder Karamjit Singh puts the senior executives of the Big 3 telcos in the hot seat. This reprint includes responses from Celcom Axiata CEO Shazalli Ramly, which came too late to be included in the initial report. This is the second of a two-part finale.
The economic impact of broadband?
When centres of digital activity can interact with each other, the multiplier effect is similar to that of logistics in the conventional economy, and the faster and more capacious the connections, the greater the multiplier effect, writes Tan Tze Meng.
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