Tech, almost single-handedly propping up American third-quarter corporate earnings, has truly come of age. No longer the exception but the norm, the lesson for Malaysia is clear. The Digital Economy is a cornerstone of the economy, not an afterthought.
IDC Malaysia believes the 2017 Malaysia Budget recently announced by Prime Minister Najib Razak was an incremental step in achieving Malaysia’s vision of a fully connected digital economy.
The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey from ACC and IMA shows that business confidence in Malaysia has remained steady during the third quarter of 2016.
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.
The National ICT Association of Malaysia or Pikom welcomes the many provisions Budget 2017 pertaining to the ICT sector.
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
Given the falling commodity prices, weak ringgit, negative news on Malaysia and slow GDP growth, Pikom feels that the government needs to address several pressing issues in Budget 2017.
For Budget 2017, Pikom has recommended zero rate GST for all ICT goods/services and reduction in broadband rates.