Malaysia vs Singapore
2015 was a year of progress for the Malaysian tech ecosystem, especially when it came to startups, but whether the good news outweighed the bad is debatable, according to the panellists at the first Digital News Asia (DNA) Disrupt monthly networking event of 2016.
The Demo Day for the pioneer batch of MaGIC’s MAP startups was a strong success, writes Karamjit Singh.
Great broadband quality is a factor among investors, and governments in South-East Asia just have to deliver and not complain about being unfairly compared against Singapore, says DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) became just the latest to question a minister’s assertion that Malaysians ‘prefer’ slower broadband speeds, arguing that whatever government officials may say, the country's broadband infrastructure plays an integral role in attracting foreign investments.