The recent restructuring of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) that will see it being folded into parent company Nokia Corp may herald new beginnings for the iconic telco gear maker, but one analyst believes there are still challenges ahead, writes Edwin Yapp.
Nokia Solutions and Netowrks (NSN) confident it can grow its market share in today’s highly competitive wireless infrastructure landscape, especially since it reengineered itself to be much more focused on the mobile broadband business in the past two years, according to its top regional executive.
There was nothing specific for the tech ecosystem in the Budget 2014 proposal announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Oct 25, beyond the promise of strengthening broadband connectivity in the country and the continued focus on supporting entrepreneurship in general.
According to Akamai Technologies Inc’s Second Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report, there were “extremely large growth rates” of broadband adoption seen in Malaysia (127%), Thailand (195%), Indonesia (292%) and China (503%), all of which more than doubled their levels of broadband adoption from the second quarter of 2012.
Armed with the lessons from telcos in the west, Telenor’s Asia executive vice president Sigve Brekke feels that telcos in Asia have the upper hand when the likes of Facebook and Google come knocking.
Three Asia Pacific countries or regions led the global ranks in terms of average Internet connection speeds, and were the only three which saw speeds above the ‘high broadband’ threshold of 10 Mbps in the first quarter of 2013.
The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), the Directorate General Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika of Indonesia (DG SDPPI), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), have jointly announced their commitment to align with the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) 700 MHz band plan.
The CEO of TIME dotCom, which posted a record RM419.1 million in revenue for its 2012 fiscal year, speaks to Karamjit Singh about its outlook for 2013.