M1 Ltd said its net profit after tax for the first half of 2015 increased 3.8% year-on-year to S$90 million (US$65.7 million), on the back of service revenue of S$408.6 million (US$298.3 million).
Continuing our Telco Deep Dive, Goh Thean Eu speaks to Celcom CEO Shazalli Ramly on his plans for 2015, after the first quarter saw the company slipping.
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.
Telekom Malaysia (TM) reported first-quarter revenue growth of 5.9% to RM2.77 billion (US$760 million) from RM2.62 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, mainly driven by higher contribution from its Internet and ‘Others’ services revenue.
Singapore’s telecommunications players, which saw total mobile revenue grow by about 2% last year, are braced for a challenging 2015 with their Q1 numbers showing signs of weaker growth ahead. DNA editor Goh Thean Eu does some number-crunching.
Digi.Com Bhd is aiming for its Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) network to cover at least 45% of the population by year-end.
Smartphone ownership on Digi.Com Bhd’s network grew to 53.2% in the first quarter this year (Q1 2015), while the data momentum seen in 2014 continued to pick up in 2015, with data revenue rising by 17.7% from a year ago.
M1 Limited announced that its net profit after tax increased 6.6% year-on-year to S$45.7 million, with non-voice revenue rising 6.9 percentage points year-on-year to hit 52% of service revenue.
Mobile operator Digi.Com Bhd's efforts to focus on the data business and improve the mobile Internet experience appear to be yielding positive results.
For the fourth quarter ended Dec 31 2014, Maxis Bhd registered a 2.2% quarterly growth in service revenue, up to RM2.094 billion from RM2.049 billion in the third quarter.