Strong data growth versus one year ago, powers Celcom to a 1.4% rise in service revenue and helps it outperform its peers in terms of Q2 2017 performance.
Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Ministry is expected to announce the details of the upfront spectrum assignment fees for mobile operators within the next four weeks, said sources.
Edwin Yapp looks at Malaysia’s recent spectrum reallocation and ponders what it means to consumers, while laying out challenges for operators.
U Mobile Sdn Bhd is looking at accelerating its network expansion this year, hoping to take advantage of the additional spectrum it is about to be granted.
E-commerce and spectrum news in the region grabbed Karamjit Singh’s attention as Japanese players struggle, brick-and-mortar Indonesian players go online, and Singapore’s telco regulator shows its Malaysian counterpart how it’s done.
The IDA has made the decision, after two public consultations, to allow for a fourth telco to enter Singapore, even allocating a sizable spectrum block for the new entrant.
Axiata is determined that its Malaysian subsidiary Celcom will not be affected by the smaller portion of spectrum it is being allocated under a refarming exercise, despite the fact that it will have to spend more on capital expenditure.
News of Malaysia’s spectrum refarming exercise will likely dominate for months to come, predicts Karamjit Singh, while cautioning readers to not drink too much Kool Aid when it comes to startup funding.
Mobile telcos are in turmoil and Karamjit Singh’s blood boils in this week’s shortened DNA’s Tech Talk segment on BFM. What on earth is going on?
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.