Budget 2016

Malaysian telcos in the dark as govt reallocates spectrum
After first announcing an auction for spectrum, the Malaysian Government did a U-turn and allocated spectrum anyway, saying it would impose yet-to-be-named upfront fees. Stymied? So’s the industry.
Mavcap budget to be slashed, looks to private sector
The Malaysian Government’s VC arm Mavcap may see its allocation for investments reduced by as much as half, said its CEO.
CFM has FAQ on GST rebate for prepaid users
The Communication & Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia has prepared an FAQ on the Malaysian Government’s announcement that prepaid users are entitled to rebates on the GST.
Cheryl Yeoh leaves, MaGIC on quest for new CEO
MaGIC CEO Cheryl Yeoh is leaving, and the Malaysian Government has engaged a head-hunting agency to find a replacement.
NEC rolls out transportation solutions in Malaysia
NEC has rolled out its transportation solutions in Malaysia, as part of its public safety offerings, saying it can make the lives of both commuters and operators easier.
Why half-hearted broadband upgrades do more harm
By arbitrarily limiting upload speeds, TM is inadvertently hurting our national aspiration of becoming active content creators and turning us into a nation of passive consumers instead, writes Dr Shawn Tan.
Budget: Will Commercialisation Year 2016 be different from 2014?
The ‘Malaysia Commercialisation Year’ declared for 2016 catches DNA founder Karamjit Singh’s attention, who admits he did not pay much attention to it when 2014 was similarly declared a ‘Commercialisation Year.’
Budget 2016: Industry largely rah-rah, some concerns remain
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.
Budget 2016: Startup goodies, MaGIC boost, ho-hum broadband
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.
Pikom releases Budget 2016 wish-list for Malaysia
With Budget 2016 to be tabled on Oct 23, the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) is making the following recommendations to the Malaysian Government:
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